Kolkata, Oct 5 (PTI) A full-scale mock drill was conducted at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBIA) here Friday as part of efforts to improve the safety preparedness, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) statement said.Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Death Toll Rises to 31 in Landslide, House-collapse Incidents; NDRF Ends Search & Rescue Ops

The mock drill was conducted by creating a situation akin to a plane accident (crash), the statement said. Also Read - Coronavirus in India News And Updates: Take Action Against Those Engaging in Black Marketing of Oxygen and Medicines, HC tells Delhi Govt

The entire operation lasted for about an hour. Also Read - Rhea Chakraborty Expresses Gratitude Towards 'Covid Warriors', Says 'Let's Go Mumbai'

The drill was successfully conducted without causing any inconvenience to airport operations, the statement said, adding, the full-scale emergency drill is an exercise to check the readiness of airport on real time situation.

The director of NSCBIA, Atul Dikshit, senior officials of the airport, CISF personnel, airline representatives and other stakeholders were present during the drill, the AAI statement added.

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