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Power outage: CM lauds senior officials on crisis response

August 01, 2012 18:09 IST

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday complimented senior officials of her government for successfully pressing into service disaster management mechanism in various metro stations, market places and key street intersections following the collapse of Northern Grid.

Dikshit particularly praised the deputy commissioners and SDMs of nine revenue districts who oversaw evacuation of panic-stricken passengers in various metro stations on Tuesday.

NDMA vice chairman M Shashidhar Reddy also complimented the officials during an interaction.

Delhi government had pressed its disaster management mechanism into service in various metro stations, market places and key street intersections following the collapse of the Northern Grid which led to a total blackout in the city.

Deputy Commissioners and SDMs were deployed in various busy metro stations to ensure that no untoward incidents happen inside the stations.

Divisional Commissioner Vijay Dev was personally monitoring the movement of the personnel in which various agencies, including police, health department, Delhi Fire Services and Delhi Transport Corporation, participated.

Ambulances were kept at vulnerable points while DTC had pressed into service an additional 200 buses to ferry people in the event of any emergency.

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