The Delhi government on Wednesday, July 29, launched an awareness campaign on the steps to be taken to address an earthquake in the metropolis, which witnessed spherical 18 gentle tremors since April.
The government said that the aim of the campaign is to attend homes, areas of work, colleges, residential and commercial spaces prepare to deal effectively with earthquakes.
“The previous couple of weeks beget taught us the importance of awareness, preparation, and timely motion. Due to this your government is asserting a brand contemporary campaign to prepare the other folk of Delhi for the no longer likely tournament of an earthquake,” NDTV quoted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as asserting in a assertion.
Talking in regards to the 18 gentle tremors which beget taken device in and spherical Delhi since April 2020, he said: “Handiest two of these had been registered above 4, or gentle depth, on the Richter Scale. Nonetheless, as your chief minister, it’s my company belief that Delhi need to continuously be prepared and responsive to any disaster.”
“My protection is easy: prepare presently time to build lives the following day. We beget compiled advantageous files that can prepare homes, colleges, and areas of work in Delhi, to react to an earthquake emergency with mute and effectivity. Collectively let us construct a Delhi that is prepared to face any disaster,” the CM added.
‘Dos and Don’ts” to address the problem beget furthermore been issued by the federal government.
Concerning steps to be taken sooner than an earthquake, the federal government said that voters need to take a look at the durability of their residence and device of job, consult a structural engineer, and repair cracks and any weaknesses.
To address the problem after an earthquake has taken device, voters need to steer clear of residence windows and vast buildings, and fastidiously take a look at themselves and their families for injuries sooner than though-provoking.