Mock drills are conducted as part of a joint Mega Mock Drill programme conducted by the National Disaster Management Authority and the Delhi Disaster Management Authority in Delhi to assess the readiness during a disaster like an earthquake.
Delhi witnessed one of the biggest coordinated mockdrills on Wednesday with the disaster management agencies checking the alertness and preparedness of various other agencies in the event of an earthquake of 7.2 magnitude rocking the capital.
The drills were conducted in several places, including at six Metro stations, across the national capital by the National Disaster Management Authority and Delhi Disaster Management Authority at 11.30 AM.
Six metro stations were closed for over half-an-hour and road traffic in many areas in Central, South and North Delhi were diverted as part of the exercise, causing inconvenience.
Commuters in metro, buses as well as motorists also faced inconvenience because of the mega mockdrill.
Officials from all the important Emergency Support Functionary departments like police, MCD, DMRC, Health department, Delhi Jal Board and Food and Civil Supplies have been coordinating with senior officials of all the nine districts to make the drill a success.