Vizag Railway Station witness mock drill

A mock drill was conducted here on Wednesday at the city railway station.A real time rescue operation in times of bomb blasts or fire outbreaks in a crowded area was held under the guidance of Waltair Division senior divisional safety officer AK Moharana.

The drill was conducted jointly by the Civil Defence Organisation of Waltair Division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) and Civil Defence unit of Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi. Civil Defence force is an institution of volunteers set up to play an effective role in disaster management in times of contingency. Civil defence volunteers were the one who jumps into action, during a fire, building collapse and natural calamities like floods, and rescues citizens besides giving them first aid even before the victim was shifted to a hospital.

Speaking on the event, divisional railway manager Chandralekha Mukherjee said, "It is essential to hold joint mock drills for exchange of expertise, views and technique."

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