Amarnath yatra: Mock drill held at Pahalgam

ANANTNAG: Ahead of Amarnath yatra, a mock drill exercise was held at Pahalgam on Thursday.
The drill was held in presence of camp Director Nunwan Base camp, CEO,PDA, Pahalgam, Tehsildar Pahalgam, Engineers and Officers of PDD, PHE, I&FC Anantnag Circle, ARTO Anantnag, Assistant Labour Commissioner Anantnag SDPO Aishmugam, SHO and Tehsildar Pahalgam and other senior officers of Police, Army CRPF, NDRF SDRF, and other officers.
On the occasion, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Consultant Retd. Brig. Kuldeep Singh said officers conducted mock drill at Base camp Nunwan and Bus Ada Pahalgam for the smooth and successful conduct of Yatra 2019. He highlighted the challenges during the Yatra and the ways to deal with exigencies.
He also said that the aim of the Mock exercise is to aware the departments to prepare for any kind of agencies for the upcoming Yatra 2019.In Mock drill exercise, the officials NDMA, SDRF, Civil defence, Fire & Emergency services also participated
The consultant NDMA stressed for well planning, better coordination and better response among the various participating agencies including NDMA, SDRF, JK Police & other agencies. He urged upon all the officers to identify the gaps, prepare objective tasks, challenges, resources, problem areas & remedial measures to be taken in case of any eventuality. The consultant asked the concerned department to arrange two Hamilton Saddles for each camp for the rescue of the Yatries during exigencies.