National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct a mock exercise in New Delhi today to improve preparedness and response mechanisms of the local administration in the event of an earthquake.
In collaboration with the Delhi Government, this exercise will cover all the 11 districts of Delhi. In the run-up to this mock exercise, a coordination conference and a table-top exercise were held with all the Deputy Commissioners to ensure the smooth facilitation of the exercise.
This exercise is significant as Delhi is located in the high intensity seismic zone IV. It will also generate awareness among the local population who are the first responders in case of any disaster. A similar State-level earthquake preparedness exercise had organised in Delhi in 2012.