Telangana govt launches Disaster Response Force in Hyderabad

Government of Telangana launched for the first time Disaster Response Force (DRF) vehicles in the Hyderabad city on Saturday. The vehicles will be parked at 24 locations with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) DRF staff and they will reach the emergency spots in no time. Director of Vigilance, Enforcement and Disaster Management, GHMC, Viswajeet Kampati said, "The main aim to start this DRF is that a state should have its own Disaster force. Basically they have been trained in tackling of flooding, tree falls, structural collapses and any other site of normal emergencies. DRF has been first brought on to the ground with 120 personal with 8 specialised vehicles and other equipment's which are required. Soon we are going to increase the number of vehicles, equipments and all the other special apparatuses that are required. They can continuously work in flooding. The Force also after starting has carried out rescue operations and saved couple of lives. The Disaster personal will be available on the field for 24/7."