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Kolkata airport gets mobile command post vehicle after Kerala plane mishap

A mobile command post (MCP) vehicle that was commissioned by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) on April 30 has reached Kolkata airport amid COVID-19 lockdown, as a preventive measure after the crash-landing of Air India Express on August 7 at Kozhikode airport.

As per the AAI, the MCP vehicle that cost ₹46,36,220 has a compartment where various facilities are mounted for use on the site, as and where required, for rescue operations or in unlawful situations.

“[MCP] serves as a point where liaison officers of the various cooperating agencies assemble to plan and coordinate the rescue operations. It is used for establishing staging area for all ground service equipment such as tow tractors, coaches etc.

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