|Mid-Water Rescue in River Pandai, Bettiah, Bihar||
On 02.07.2018, 03 farmers were stranded in an island formed in the river Pandai near Vill-Srirampur, Block-Gaunaha, Bettiah, Bihar due to sudden increase of water level with swift current. Meanwhile the local people available nearby area tried to rescued them but couldn’t succeed. Immediately, 01 team rushed to the incident spot and started SAR ops. By employing excellent professional skill with best efforts, NDRF team successfully rescued all three marooned persons alive from the river.
On 20.11.2017, due to electric short circuit, fire broke out in the building of Amarson Polymers Plastic factory at Suffian Bagh Chowk in Ludhiana and the factory building was collapsed while the firemen were trying to extinguish the fire, resultantly fireman and some civilians reported to be trapped inside the collapsed building. Accordingly, two teams mobilized at the incident site and started Search & Rescue Operation. During the SAR operations w.e.f. 20.11.2018 to 26.11.2018, NDRF teams rescued 02 victims alive & retrieved 13 dead bodies.
|Bhindi Bazaar, MH||
On 24.11.2017, as per the information received from BMC Control room that a G+3 Storey building collapsed at K G Nagar, New Basti, Bhivandi Mumbai, Maharashtra. Accordingly, two teams along with canine and other CSSR related equipment mobilized from RRC Mumbai to the incident site to conduct rescue and relief operation. Both the NDRF teams carried out Search & Rescue Operation w.e.f. 24.11.2017 to 25.11.2017 and retrieved 03 dead bodies from the collapsed structure. Before reaching the NDRF teams at the incident site, 08 victims alive and 01 dead body already rescued/retrieved by locals & other state agencies.
|West Bengal :||
On 29.01.2018, a North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) bus was going from Shikarpur in Nadia district to Malda plunges into the Gagula Nalaha (a tributary of Bhairab river) after breaking the railing of Balirghat bridge near vill-Dumkal under Daulatabad Police Station in Murshidabad (WB). Accordingly, one team of NDRF along with deep divers & necessary equipment rushed to the incident site from Bn HQ Haringhata and carried out search & rescue operations from 29.01.2018 to 01.02.2018. NDRF divers located the submerged bus, hooked it with cranes, brought it on the water surface and extricated 35 dead bodies (i.e. Male-23, Female-10 & Boy Child-02) from inside the bus and further handed over to local Police.
On 15.02.2018, an under construction residential building (G+4) collapsed at Kasavanhalli on Sirajapur road under Belandur police station, Bengaluru (KA) in which some persons are reported to be trapped. Accordingly, one team along with canine permanently stationed at RRC Bangaluru rushed to the incident site. Before reaching the NDRF team at the incident site, fire personnel and local police rescued 07 injured persons alive & retrieved 02 dead bodies. After reaching the incident site, NDRF team immediately started SAR operations. To strengthen the rescue operations, one more team was also mobilized from RRC Hyderabad. Both the teams carried out Search & Rescue operations from 15.02.2018 to 18.02.2018 and rescued 04 injured persons alive & retrieved 01 dead body from the collapse structure.
On 16.02.2018, a three storey building collapsed due to blast of LPG gas cylinder in a marriage function at Kumawat Bhawan, Nandnagar, Beawar, Distt-Ajmer, Rajasthan in which some persons were reported to be trapped. Accordingly, one team of NDRF permanently stationed at RRC Nareli rushed to the incident site and started the rescue operations. Keeping in view the magnitude of the incident, one more team of NDRF also mobilized from RRC Narelli to strengthen the rescue operations. Both the team carried out rescue operations continuously for three nights and two days from 16.02.2018 to 18.02.2018 and retrieved 17 dead bodies from the debris. Sh. R K Rana DIG (Ops) HQ NDRF and Sh. R.K. Joon, Commandant 06 Bn NDRF were also present at the incident site to supervise the rescue operations.
|FLOOD - 2017||
1. ASSAM: Several districts of Assam were severely affected with floods. Due to pre-positioning of teams, in advance NDRF responded promptly and timely in all flood like situations in various districts of Assam. In the third week of August, 2017, due to heavy rains in North East regions several districts of Assam were affected with floods, total 19 teams of NDRF were deployed at Guwahati, Cachar (Silchar), Gopur (Biswanath), Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Majuli, Chirang, Dhubri, Morigaon, Nagaon, Dhemaji, Sadia (Tinsukia), Jorhat, Sibsagar and Dibrugarh for search and rescue operations as well as for distribution of relief material in consultation with state government. This is the highest ever deployment of NDRF in Assam.
BIHAR: Due to heavy rains and water released from Nepal, most of the rivers flow above danger level and there was flood like situation in the several district of Bihar. To cope up the flood situation, NDRF air lifted 10 teams from Bhubaneswar and 07 teams from Bhatinda and a total 28 teams were deployed in various districts of Bihar i.e. Kishanganj, Supaul, Darbhanga, Patna, Muzzaffarpur, Gopalganj, Buxar, Bhagalpur, Araria, Gaya, Katihar, Nalanada, Begusarai, Samstipur, Munger, Madhubani, Purnia, Sitamarhi, West Champaran and Madhepura. This is the highest ever deployment of NDRF in Bihar.
GUJARAT: Gujarat has experienced heavy rains this year. Due to heavy rains in second and third week of July, there were flood situations in the several districts of the state. As per the request of state government to manage the flood like situations, NDRF airlifted 03 teams from Delhi, 03 teams from Bhubaneswar and 04 teams from Rajali Air Base, Tamil Nadu. As such 33 teams of NDRF were deployed at Ahmadabad, Banaskatha, Patan, Bhuj, Morbi, Rajkot, Mahisagar, Aravalli, Vadodara, Surendernagar, Surat, Anand Kheda, Valsad and Gandhinagar for search and rescue operations as well as for distribution of relief material in consultation with state government. This is the highest ever deployment of NDRF in Gujarat.
UTTAR PRADESH: There were flood like situations in several districts of eastern UP. As per the request of state government to manage the flood like situations, NDRF airlifted 04 teams from Pune. As such 24 teams of NDRF were deployed at Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Bahraich, Lakhimpur Kheri, Ballia, Sharavasti, Siddharthnagar, Maharajganj, Balrampur, Gonda & Deoria for search and rescue operations as well as for distribution of relief material in consultation with state government. This is the highest ever deployment of NDRF in Uttar Pradesh.
5. WEST BENGAL: Due to heavy rains in the region and rise of water level in most of the rivers, there were flood like situation several districts of the state. As per the request of state government to manage the flood like situations, NDRF airlifted 07 teams from Rajali Airbase, Taminl Nadu. As such 19 teams of NDRF were deployed at Rajarhat (Kolkata) Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Birbhum, Medinipur, Malda, South Dinajpur & North Dinajpur for flood rescue operations and distribution of relief material in consultation with state government. This is the highest ever deployment of NDRF in West Bengal.
NDRF teams conducted a number of flood rescue operations, in which rescued 253 persons, evacuated 6062 persons and retrieved 09 dead bodies. Medical assistance was also provided to flood affected people.
|DERAILMENT OF KALINGA-UTKAL EXPRESS (PURI-HARIDWAR) NEAR KHATAULI (UP) RAILWAY STATION ON 19.08.2017||
The thirteen coaches of Haridwar bound Kalinga-Utkal Express (Puri-Haridwar) derailed near Khatuali Railway Station, approximately 24 kms away from Muzaffarnagar on 19.08.2017. In which some passengers are reported to be trapped under the toppled coaches.
On receipt of the information, 01 team of NDRF immediately rushed to the incident site from NDRF Base Ghaziabad and started search and rescue operations. Sensing the magnitude of the incident, 03 more teams of NDRF mobilized from Ghaziabad and Delhi to strengthen the rescue operation.
All the NDRF teams comprised of trained responders, Canine Squad, equipped with state-of-the-art Disaster Management gadgets and Medical Components conducted Search & Rescue (SAR) operations and retrieved 04 dead bodies which were underneath the collapsed and toppled coaches by using specialized techniques.
|BUILDING COLLAPSE AT BHINDI BAZAR, DONGRI, MUMBAI ON 31.08.2017||
A five storey residential building at Bhindi Bazar in Dongri area of Mumbai collapsed on 31.08.2017, in which some people are reported to be trapped.
|RESCUE OPERATION BY NDRF THROUGH CHOPPER||
NDRF team deployed for flood rescue operations in Naugarh Tehsil of Distt Siddharthnagar. On 20/08/2017, team got information that embankment on river "BUDHI RAPTI" has been breached near Village Satwari, Bangra and Tadiya Bazar and due to that these villages were flooded with the water level rise up to 08 feet. The marooned villagers required immediate rescue. NDRF try to reach to the villagers through IRB boats but could not succeed due to flow of extremely high current of water coming from the breached embankment.
Team immediately requested to DM Siddharthnagar for chopper, who in turn given requisition to Indian Air Force and chopper arrived there with half an hour but Air force required trained heli-slithering rescuers to evacuate the marooned villagers. Fortunately, Insp Nitin and two other rescuers, trained in heli-slithering boarded in the chopper and jointly started the rescue ops in these three villages. In all total 44 persons (36 adults and 8 children) were rescued from these villages by the joint rescue operation carried out by the NDRF & Air Force.
|BIHAR FLOOF 2017 DELIVERY ON NDRF BOATS||
On 23 Aug 2017 while evacuating a pregnant lady with her guardian by NDRF team from her far flung flood affected village - Patjilwa, under Block - Chiraiya, Distt - Motihari (Bihar), she delivered baby boy on NDRF boat. Mrs Manisha Devi (28 yrs), W/o Shri Nand Kishor Sahani was in advance stage of pregnancy & developed severe labour pain at her flood hit village Patjilwa. Circle Officer Chiraiya Block immediately informed NDRF team for providing help to the expecting mother. NDRF team promptly responded and rushed to her house. NDRF team professionally tackled the situation with civil medical team & after assessing her condition finally decided to evacuate her to the nearby hospital by boat. During evacuation, she delivered baby boy in the midstream of Budhi Gandak River flood. NDRF team with civil medical representative played significant role in safe child birth. Further, Mother & newborn baby shifted/admitted to nearby Govt. Hospital at Chiraiya (Motihari) in sound condition.
|BIHAR FLOOF 2017 DELIVERY ON NDRF BOATS||
On 18 Aug 2017 while evacuating a pregnant lady with her guardian by NDRF team from her far flung flood affected village Rampur, under Block Barauli, Distt Gopalganj, she delivered baby girl on NDRF boat. Mrs Manju Devi (26 yrs), w/o Shri Brajesh Kumar was in advance stage of pregnancy & developed labour pain at her flood hit village. Further, mother & newborn baby shifted/admitted to nearby Govt Hospital at Barauli (Gopalganj) in sound condition.
|BIHAR FLOOF 2017 DELIVERY ON NDRF BOATS||
NDRF team deployed in Madhubni, Bihar evacuated a pregnant lady namely Harzana Khatun on 16.08.2017 from her far flung flood affected Village under Block Benipatti, Distt Madhubani. While evacuating on NDRF boat, the pregnant lady develops labour pains she delivered a baby child on the NDRF boat.
|Kanpur, UP, Building Collapse||
On 01.02.2017 information received from TV news and on confirmation of District Magistrate, Superintendent of Police and Deputy Superintendentof Police, Kanpur (UP) regarding a under construction multi story building collapse at Jajmau Thana- Chakeri, Distt- Kanpur, UP. Immediately five teams of 11 Bn NDRF, Varanasi, UP comprising 192 rescuers, 04 canine alongwith Collapse Structure Search Rescue/ Medical First Responder (CSSR/MFR) and other DM equipment were mobilized to incident site. Team carried out search and rescue operation under the command of Sh. S. P. Selvan, DIG NDRF and Sh. Alok Kumar, Commandant w.e.f. 01.02.2017 to 07.02.2017. During the operation NDRF teams evacuated 12 live victims and retrieved 06 dead bodies from the debris.
|Derailment of Hirakund Express-2017||
On 22.01.2017, on receipt of information through News Flash on local News Channel of Andhra Pradesh regarding Hirakhand Express running from Jagdalpur to Bhubaneshwarderailed which eight coaches of the train derailed. The incident took place at about 2300 hrs, approximately 28 km away from Rayagada railway station of Odisha.Accordingly one search and rescue team of NDRF immediately rushed to the incident site at 0100 hrs from its Regional Response Centre (RRC) Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and reached on the spot at 0500 hrs. Team started search & rescue operation. Four additional teams along with 04 canine alongwithstate-of-the-art Disaster Management gadgets and Medical Components were mobilized from Mundali, Cuttack, Odisha at 0155 hrs and 0335 hrs respectively for incident site. NDRF teams comprise of trained responders, equipped with state-of-the-art Disaster Management gadgets and Medical Components. Teams conducted search and rescue operation under the supervision of DIG, South Zone and teams evacuated 13 live and retrieved 15 dead bodies.
|Cyclone - Vardah||
On 06thDecember, 2016 onward information received IMD alert regarding deep depression over West Central and adjoining South West Bay of Bengal & Cyclone alert for South Andhra Pradesh coast and North Tamil Nadu. In view of the cyclone “Vardah” alert accordingly 19 teams of NDRF i.e. ( 08 teams of Guntur, Guntur, 08 teams fromArakkonam (Tamil Nadu) and 03 teams of Pune (Maharashtra) NDRF Battalions were deployed various places ofi.e. Vishakhapatnam, Ongole, Chittoor and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuramin Tamil Nadu and Puducherryw.e.f. Andhra Pradesh 11.12.2016 to 13.12.2016, Puchcherrayw.e.f. 11.12.2016 to 12.12.2016 and Tamil Nadu w.e.f. 11.12.2016 to 16.12.2016. During the deployment of NDRF rescued 06 pers, retrieved 02 dead bodies, removed 2500 nos fallen tree and 214 Km road cleared.
|Derailment of Patna-Indore Express||
On 20.11.2016 at 0310 hrs Patna-Indore Express train derailed, approximately 60 Kms away from Kanpur, UP at Pukharayan. 14 bogies of the train derailed and a large number of passengers trapped under the debris. On receipt of information immediately one team rushed to the incident site from RRC location at Lucknow at 0530 hrs and reached incident site at 0810 hrs and started search and rescue operation. Two more teams left from NDRF Base Varanasi at 0530 hrs and reached at 1245 hrs. To strengthen the rescue operation 02 additional teamsirlifted from Hindan Airbase Ghaziabad, UP at 1001 hrs and reached at Chakeri Airbase at 1105 hrs . NDRF teams reached at the incident site and joined the operation. Teams equipped with state-of-the-art disaster management gadgets with medical components and canine. During the search and rescue operation NDRF teams evacuated 55 lives victims and retrieved 74 dead bodies.
During the year-2016 NDRF teams were deployed various places of Uttarakhand, MP, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Tripura, Karnataka, West Bengal, Jharkhand, UP, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Gujarat and Telengana. During the deployment NDRF teams carried out rescue and relief operation teams evacuated/rescued total 76862 persons, 21 dead bodies retrieved and distributed relief materials to flood affected pers. NDRF also helped district administration in evacuation of approx. 946 livestock to safer places.
|Uttarakhand Forest Fire||
During the third week of the month of April, 2016, the forest blaze in Uttarakhand became unbridled and spread in huge areas of Pauri, Almora and Chamoli districts. On 30 April, 2016, 03 teams of NDRF, Ghaziabad were deployed in coordination with State machinery to assist them extinguishing the extensive forest fire raging in these three districts. NDRF teams divided in to sub teams and doused the fire successfully at Mandakhal, HaraliSain, DuttaKhal, ChoriKhal, RahaKhal, GhorkiaKhal, Mehlchori and Maroda, FaidKhal in Pauri district. ShitlaKhet, Binsar, Dhaula Devi, Someshwar, BhikiaSain, Kanali China, AapiGaon, Aradeo, Bagra, Manoli, Binsar, Chaula Devi and Someshwar in Almora and Bigoli, GopeshwarMandal, Van Prabhag, KhalNangnath, GadonaNangnath, Upper Chamoli, KandaiGhat, Tripakh, PatalgangaGanai, Joshimath road, Jalwad and Mangroli in Chamoli districts. During the deployment NDRF teams assisted to extinguish fire 125.2 Kms& 8 Hectare in Almora, 05 Hectare in Pauri and 13 Km in Chamoli district and saved 03 houses in Pauri district.
|COLLAPSE STRUCTURE OF FLY OVER AT KOLKATA (WB)||
On 31st March, 2016 at about 1317 hrs a part of under construction Vivekanand fly over near Girish Park in Kolkata, (WB) has been reported collapsed. Many passengers passing under this bridge were reported trapped and a few persons were reported died. On receipt of the information, as per the direction of DG NDRF 10 teams comprising 400 rescuers of 02 Bn NDRF along with specialized equipments meant for Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR) operations i.e. Life Detectors, Air Lifting Bags, Gas Cutter, Chain Saws, Chipping Hammer, Hydraulic Jacks, Angle Cutters, Medical First Aid kits, 04 dogs etc . As priority was to evacuate the live victims, dogs and life detectors were mobilized along with the teams to locate the victims. One doctor, 08 nursing assistants along with other required medical assistance was also deployed to provide first medical response to the victims. Beside these to provide technical assistance in clearance/breach of debris one engineers team comprising of one Assistant Engineer and 08 Junior Engineers was also deployed to the site. Teams conducted search and rescue operation under the command of Sh. S S Guleria, DIG & Commandant, 02 Bn w.e.f. 31.03.2016 to 02.04.2016 and retrieved 10 dead bodies.