Road Administration adopts emergency network on mountain passes

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NPRA started the new emergency network in crisis organization throughout the country, as well as six mountain passes.

Mountain Transitions Hardangervidda (Highway 7), Hol-Aurland (county road 50), Vikafjellet (Highway 13) and Bekkarfjord-HOPSEIDET (county road 888) is currently either entirely without radio communication, or there are major deficiencies.

Roads Administration therefore borrowed 30 radio terminals from the Directorate for Emergency Communication (DNK) making it possible to communicate over the new radio network in these mountain passes already this fall.

NPRA will order around 200 radio terminals until December.

– We need a robust radio communication that works both in normal times as well as during crises. In addition, the emergency networks give us virtually full coverage along national highways, European highways and county roads as well as in cities and towns, said Bjorn Vidar Saltrø, responsible for the introduction of the emergency network in the agency.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today