Haridwar, September 20
To get well prepared for any catastrophe, the District Disaster Management Authority is conducting mock drills at various places.

Today, a mock drill was carried out at the Liquified Petroleum Gas bottling plant at Landaura, Roorkee, by the authority.
The mock drill was done on the directives of Haridwar District Magistrate Dr Nidhi Pandey. The District Disaster Management Officer, Dr Naresh Chaudhari, said in the mock drill, real disaster-like situations were being rehearsed.
He added that it would provide valuable inputs to meet any such situation and also test their preparations.
During the mock drill, it was presumed that LPG gas was leaking from one of the lorry tankers. The driver of the lorry, in haste, hit a nearby pillar, due to which the lorry cylinders caught fire.
The fire fighters pitched in with the rescue operation. The fire fighters, led by chief fire controller Kalesh Kumar first issued an alert on the plant premises and then informed the District Disaster Management Control Room. The disaster management employees, comprising health, first aid and Red Cross staff, arrived at the bottling plant.
While the fire fighters tried to douse the flames, the volunteers catered to the injured who were later taken to Roorkee Civil Hospital.
Hydrants were opened and the valve from where leakage was going on was also mapped and closed. As the gas level reached zero point, an all-clear siren was blown.
Regional manager of Bharat Petroleum Corporation S Bhattacharya said the mock drill pointed out to the many loopholes in the security setup, which would be adhered to soon.

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