BALTAL : A table top and Mock Drill was conducted by Department of Disaster Management in collaboration with National Disaster Management Authority and District Disaster Management Authorities from June 22 to 23rd.
The exercise was conducted to assess the overall preparedness and response measures taken at critical sites to deal with any untoward incident by all the concerned Govt and private agencies on both the routes of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra from Sonamarg to Holy Cave and Pahalgam to Chandanwari route.
Amarnath Yatra is scheduled to start from 30th of June upto 11th of August, 2022.
Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, Member National Disaster Management Authority and Nazim Zai Khan, Secretary DMRRR were present during the mock drill.
At Baltal the mock drill was attended by Major General VK Naik; Shyambir, Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, along with Brigadier BK Thakar from NDMA.
From Pahalgam route Major General Sudhir Bahl from NDMA, Dr Piyush Singhla, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Suraj Rukwal, Special Secretary DDMRRR were present.
Besides other senior and middle level officers/officials from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Army, Police, Health Dept, Civil Defence, Transport, Fire & Emergency Services and other emergency services attended the mock exercises.