The time is the sixties of the last century. The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union culminated. The people of Switzerland, a European country, fear that a nuclear war could break out between the two superpowers at any moment.
In the end, however, the United States and the Soviet Union did not engage in direct warfare. The bunkers were not used to save lives. However, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Swiss are again clearing the bunkers and preparing them for emergency use. Their fear is that war could hit them beyond the borders of Ukraine.
Then to save lives you will need concrete bunkers that are more than six decades old.
Mary Claude Noth-Ecuer, head of the Civil and Military Security Service in Wallis, Switzerland in southern Switzerland, said that after the start of the war, people suddenly began to realize that Ukraine was very close. They are suffering from insecurity. So the old bunkers are being rebuilt.
Russia’s occupation of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine has raised fears.
Authorities in the Alpine region have announced plans to set up bunkers for everyone in case of an emergency. However, there are not enough bunkers for 6 lakh people in Switzerland. There are only 3 lakh 75 thousand concrete bunkers in the country. Local authorities in Geneva say they will be able to provide bunker services to 75 percent of the population in case of emergency.
Each bunker can accommodate up to 150 people. There are beds and toilets for those taking shelter. There are ventilation facilities. He added that these bunkers are like capsules. Its entrance is quite secure. Even if the building concerned is destroyed, nothing will happen to the bunker. People who took refuge there will be saved.