‘It may take months for JNCASR to function normally’

Lab gear at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research but to be switched on as water has not receded

The harm attributable to rainwater flooding the premises of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) in Jakkur is but to be estimated. Several buildings, together with laboratories and library have been inundated.

On Tuesday, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, accompanied by Yelahanka MLA and senior civic officers, visited the centre and met with Bharat Ratna awardee, C.N.R. Rao, who’s honorary president of JNCASR.

Admitting that the centre was additionally as soon as a part of Jakkur lake, he took inventory of the harm which incorporates gear and very important analysis samples.

“Necessary motion might be taken to stop water from getting into the establishment. A grasp plan can be drawn up to stop flooding. The Centre may also be concerned in drafting it,” mentioned Mr. Bommai.

Damage not assessed

The precise extent of harm has not been assessed as rainwater had not receded and affected laboratory gear has but to be switched on, mentioned Okay.R. Srinivas, Dean (Research and Development), JNCASR.

“There are three sorts of loss – of kit, a few of that are price crores, of samples, and of time for college students who’re in several phases of their course,” he mentioned, and added that among the samples have been salvaged and shipped to neighbouring analysis establishments.

Damage to the costly gear could be assessed by the engineers solely after the water recedes. “Some may be serviced. But we’re not positive if some have been broken past restore,” he mentioned. Prof. Srinivas mentioned it was solely on Tuesday afternoon that the e-mail server was turned on once more.

“It may take months for the multi-disciplinary centre to resume common operations. For occasion, the biology laboratories can have to be cleaned, fumigated and sanitised to guarantee there is no such thing as a contamination. This may also have a bearing on initiatives and thesis deadlines,” he mentioned


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