Mock drill conducted in Srinagar

Srinagar: A mock drill to meet the eventualities in case of natural calamities like floods, fires and earthquakes was conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and Civil Defense volunteers, an official said Friday.

The drill was conducted yesterday at the Battalion Headquarters of Auxiliary Police in Barzulla on the city outskirts, an official spokesman said.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said the civil defence had an important role to play in disaster mitigation.

Kakroo stressed on the need to reduce the response time in order to save lives, adding that the objective of the programme was to sensitise the participants to the recent trends in disaster management.