Ranchi, Aug 14: Director General of NDRF O P Singh today said the department has requested the Centre to set up its own air wing and expressed hope the appeal would be granted soon.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has sent a proposal to the Home Ministry for its air wing around six months ago, Singh said.
Singh who was heading a team to Jharkhand following flash floods in Chatra, Garhwa and other places, said the situation were under control.
He said there is a regional response team in Ranchi but five acre land was required to function it fully.
NDRF teams were also at Deoghar and Ranchi, he said and added such teams are stationed at nine places following flood situation in neighbour Bihar.