Katra: The Disaster Management Task Force of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board on Wednesday conducted rescue and evacuation drills, as part of the ongoing trials and testing of the Bhawan-Bhairon passenger ropeway systems.

The drill was part of the mandatory trial and testing procedures which are required to be conducted before the final commissioning of the project.

Engineer of  the Swiss Company which has designed and executed  the  project  gave detailed briefing.

Around 90 officials of Shrine Board and SDRF participated in it, CEO Shrine Board  was evacuated from a mid-point location between Bhawan and Bhairon as part of the drill .

The trials and testing  are likely to  conclude in the first week of December after which the  project will be made public.

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