STATE TIMES NEWSANANTNAG: Ahead of Shri Amarnath Yatra 2019, Table Top Exercise for mock drill of the Yatra was held at Pahalgam on Wednesday. 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 and Tehsildar Pahalgam and other senior officers of Police, Army CRPF, NDRF SDRF, and other officers. 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 June 27, 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 and other agencies. He urged upon all the officers to identify the gaps, prepare objective tasks, challenges, resources, problem areas and 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 Yatris during exigencies.
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