NDRF, Railways conduct mock drill

Published - May 12, 2017 07:40 am IST - ERODE

CHECKING PREPAREDNESS:  A team of National Disaster Response Force conducted mock drill on response to train disaster involving railway workers at the Goods Shed in Erode on Wednesday.

CHECKING PREPAREDNESS: A team of National Disaster Response Force conducted mock drill on response to train disaster involving railway workers at the Goods Shed in Erode on Wednesday.

About 100 railway workers teamed up with a 30-member unit of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for a mock drill on Wednesday at the Goods Shed here to demonstrate the utility of golden hour in treating injured persons, and carrying out relief and rescue operations during derailment.

Derailment was simulated with criss-cross placement of two coaches one upon the other. NDRF personnel explained how to use the metal cutters, the method of entering the coaches, and the procedure of rescue of stranded passengers. An Assistant Commandant led the NDRF team consisting of one inspector, two sub-inspectors and 26 personnel.

The operation supervised by the Additional Divisional Railway Manager of Salem Division Chandra Pal lasted for a few hours. The Indian Railways and NDRF have been regularly organising such mock drills to determine preparedness to respond to disaster situations, railway officials said.

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