Guv reviews security arrangements for yatra
Srinagar, May 12: Governor NN Vohra today reviewed the security arrangements for the ensuing Amarnath Yatra at a high level meeting at Raj Bhavan here. The Yatra is scheduled to commence on June 29 simultaneously from the Baltal and Nunwan Base Camps.
The Governor, who is the Chairman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, underscored the need for completion of the required security related arrangements and ensuring effective coordination among the functionaries of the various concerned State Government, Civil and Police Departments, Army, Central Police Organizations, SASB and all other concerned agencies.
On the occasion, presentations were made by GOC Victor Force Major Gen. Gurdeep Singh and Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, which covered various aspects of the Yatra. The Governor directed that besides the daily Meteorological Department reports, the CEO would also procure Army’s weekly weather assessment, based on aerial reconnaissance.
The meeting held detailed discussions on all the arrangements, including the enforcement of an effective Access Control System at Baltal and Nunwan Base Camps, traffic regulation from Lakhanpur Check-Post onwards, deployment of Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs) on the Sheshnag- Cave route, setting up of the Joint Control Rooms and Disaster Management Centres and ATC arrangements for the heli-services for the Pahalgam and Baltal routes
The meeting reiterated that only validly registered Yatris shall be permitted to undertake the pilgrimage, for smooth management of the Yatra.
Among others the meeting was attended by the Principal Secretary, Home, B. R. Sharma, Director General of Police, Kuldeep Khoda, GOC, 15 Corps, Lt. Gen. S. A. Hasnain, Special Director General CRPF, J&K, Anirudh Uppal, IGP, CID B. Srinivas, IGP, Kashmir Zone, S. M. Sahai, IG CRPF, Jammu, Dinesh Kumar, IG CRPF, Operations, Kashmir, B. N. Raman, IG CRPF, Administration, Ravi Prakash, GOC, Principal Secretary to the Governor and Chief Executive Officer, SASB R. K. Goyal.
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