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Tuesday, 22 February, 2005

India to set up tsunami warning system by 2007

India said that a tsunami warning system would be in place in the Indian Ocean by 2007, giving up to three hours notice to evacuate coastal areas.

The entire round-the-clock operation would cost around 1.25 billion rupees (26 million dollars), Harsh Gupta, secretary in the federal government's department of ocean development, told reporters.

"When the warning equipment is finally in place, it will give 45 minutes to Andaman and Nicobar islands and three hours to Tamil Nadu for preparing against a tsunami following an earthquake in the region," Gupta said on board a ship off the coast of Madras, capital of southern Tamil Nadu state.

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