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Multi-Agency Exercise ‘Pralay Sahayam’ Held in Hyderabad

Published on September 26, 2017
‘Pralay Sahayam’, a multi-agency exercise, was conducted on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake  in Hyderabad.

The event highlighted the efforts of all central and state agencies, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the Armed Forces towards jointly tackling an urban flooding scenario in Hyderabad
 The camp catered for emergency medical assistance and other essential services for the needy. Indian vendors showcased state-of-the-art disaster management equipment and related wares.

Highlights


  • Dummy structures that depicted multi-storied buildings and houses with stranded people, power stations, educational institutes etc., were erected in the lake in an inundated condition. 
  • The hapless stranded occupants of these dwellings were rescued in joint operations carried out by the State Government agencies, Police, State Fire & Emergency Services, NDRF, CISF and the Armed Forces.
  •  The Indian Air Force and the Army Aviation employed the Mi-17 helicopters, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and Chetak Helicopter for aerial evacuation, demonstrating special skills in hovering and winching. 
  • Special Forces such as the Army Commandos and Marine Commandos from the Indian Navy carried out a highly synchronized Search and Rescue operation in the flooded colonies. 
  • Dog Squad of NDRF and Telangana State police were pressed into action to search for trapped personnel. Relief activities such as evacuation of rescued people, provisioning of medical care and distribution of essential supplies were carried out by multiple agencies in a coordinated and efficient manner. 

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