Emergency drill staged at Dubai Metro station

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By Mohammed N Al Khan  www.thenational.ae

DUBAI // The flurry of emergency vehicles around Rashidiya Metro station last weekend was part of a disaster-preparation drill organised by the emirate’s Crisis Management Team (CMT).

The exercise followed a workshop two days earlier to exchange ideas and experiences between the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Police, Civil Defence, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Dubai Ambulance Services.

The CMT then arranged a scenario in which a vehicle had crashed into a Metro support pillar at Rashidiya station.

The drill, between 1am and 4am on Friday, was carried out with the cooperation of Serco, the Metro operator. More info