A PASSENGER EVACUATION MOCK DRILL WAS CONDUCTED WITH THE NDRF TEAM INSIDE METRO TUNNELS
Kolkata, Date: 24.09.2023
Metro Railway always gives top priority to the safety and security of the commuters. In order to check the preparedness of Metro staff to tackle any emergency like a chemical disaster in a train inside Metro tunnels and therefore injury to the passengers, a passenger evacuation mock drill was conducted jointly with National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel inside the Metro tunnels in between Belgachia and Shyambazar Metro stations on 23.09.2021 night after the commercial hours.
Metromen were trained and counseled by the NDRF team on how to take immediate necessary action to rescue passengers in case of a chemical disaster in running rakes inside tunnels and at Metro stations.
The objective of this mock drill was to upgrade the evacuation skills as well as check the alertness and preparedness of Metromen during such emergencies.
Senior Metro officers and staff of different departments were present during this drill.
It is to be noted that Metro Railway authorities regularly conduct such mock drills inside the tunnels, and on the viaduct to ensure passenger’s safety.
Kausik Mitra, Chief Public Relations Officer informed to the media at Kolkata.