India Alret: Emergency alert
India has tested its Emergency Alert System by sending a Test Flash on several smartphones in the country today.
The Cell Broadcast system is mainly used to deliver severe weather warnings, such as tsunamis, Flash floods, earthquakes, etc.
The users received a loud beep and an ‘Emergency Alert: severe’ flash on their phones.
This is a Sample Test Message sent through the Cell Broadcasting System of the Department of Telecommunication of the Government of India.
Don’t do anything on your end.
This message is sent to test the Test Pan India Emergency Alert System which is being implemented by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDAO).
The purpose of the Emergency Alert System is to improve public safety and to provide timely alerts during an emergency.
Note: Please ignore this message.
India Alret: SAMPLE TESTING MESSAGE
The alert was in fact a test message sent from the Department of Telecommunications to test the emergency alert system.
The Department of Telecommunications said in a statement on July 20 that “on a regular basis, tests will be conducted in different regions across the country to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of emergency alert broadcasting capacities of existing systems, mobile operators and the Cell Broadcast System.”
According to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the Cell Broadcast alert system enables the government to broadcast essential and time-critical messages for emergency management to all mobile devices within the defined geographical area, regardless of whether they are residents or visiting.
According to the government, the alert system helps to ensure that emergency information reaches the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time.
It is used by government agencies and emergency services to alert the public of potential threats and to provide them with information.