Anantnag, Jun 26: Ahead of Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019, Table Top Exercise for mock drill of the Yatra was held at Pahalgam today.
The exercise was held in presence of camp Director Nunwan Base Camp, SDM Pahalgam, SEs of PDD, PHE, I&FC Anantnag Circle, ARTO Anantnag, Assistant Labour Commissioner Anantnag SDPO Aishmugam, SHO & 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 briefed about the objectives and scope of mock drill ahead of the Yatra for its smooth and successful conduct. He highlighted the challenges during the Yatra and the ways to deal with exigencies.
It was also given out that mock exercise shall be conducted at base camp Nunwan on 27th of June 2019 to access the preparedness and response mechanism of all stakeholders involved in the management of upcoming Amarnath Yatra 2019.
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.