VISAKHAPATNAM:The week-long rescue and rappelling (rock climbing) exercise, organised jointly by the civil defence personnel of the East Coast Railway, Waltair division, and the Central Railway, concluded here Saturday.
For the first time, the event was held in the Waltair division and about 35 civil defence personnel, including civil defence inspector Chube Prasad, participated in the exercise under the supervision of senior divisional safety officer AK Moharana. The team of experts in the rappelling from Central Railway, led by senior civil defence inspectors S Vaidya and Koli trained the civil defence personnel at Waltair for disaster preparedness.
On the occasion, additional divisional railway manager Madanlal Meena appreciated the training provided by the Central Railway team and mentioned that such exercises would impart sportiveness among the civil defence personnel to carry forward the service activities. In rappelling, the climbers typically use suspension materials like ropes, pulleys, ascenders and harnesses to safely climb rough terrain. Rock climbing works all the muscles in the body and challenges a participant’s endurance.