In order to assess the emergency preparedness in case of mishaps related to natural gas pipelines, GAIL (India) Limited’s NCR (Operations & Maintenance) Department conducted ‘Offsite Emergency Drill’ here today in association with District Administration, Gurugram and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

As part of the “Offsite Emergency Drill”, a mock scenario of gas leakage and subsequent fire was scenario was created on 16” Chainsa-Gurgaon pipeline at Sec-57, Near Artemis hospital Gurugram to assess the efficacy of Emergency Response and Disaster Management Plan. Arrest and control of gas leakage, fire extinguishing, evacuation of habitants and near-by public and shifting of causalities to nearby medical centers etc. was effectively coordinated. During the drill, all concerned departments of GAIL, District Administration, NDRF, NDMA, IOCL, BPCL, IGL, HCGDL, MUL, DLF & Hero Motocorp actively participated in various defined roles.

The primary objective of the drill was to evaluate and check the efficacy and adequacy of resources to be required during any disaster and promptness of various response teams of GAIL and District Administration and for further improvement in emergency preparedness systems.

The drill was carried out by GAIL NCR (O&M) in collaboration with District Disaster Management Authority, Gurugram. During this exercise, S V Prasad, Chief General Manager (O&M), NCR controlled the drill proceedings in presence of Vinay Pratap Singh IAS DC Gurugram. Review meeting was conducted at site after the emergency exercise, to discuss shortcomings and deficiencies.

– bureau


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