NDMA conducts mock drills ahead of Amarnath yatra
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 25, 2011, 19:54
Srinagar: Natural Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Saturday conducted mock drills at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps for Amarnath yatra, to assess the preparedness of the agency to meet any eventuality.

"Table top mock drills were conducted at Baltal and Pahalgam in presence of members from the NDMA and specialists to check the preparedness for the ensuing Amarnath yatra," Aamir Ali, an official of the Natural Disaster Management Cell of the state, told agency.

He said worst case scenarios in natural disasters were given to the quick response teams to guage their preparedness.

A detailed review of the drills was carried out at a meeting later on, Ali said.

The meetings were attended by NDMA members J K Sinha, Muzaffar Ahmad, Major General Dutta, Brigadier B K Khanna (both specialists), IGP Kashmir S M Sahai and officials from civil administration and Fire Services, he added.

The annual Amarnath yatra to the 3880-metre high cave shrine in south Kashmir is scheduled to begin from June 29.


First Published: Saturday, June 25, 2011, 19:54

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