Guv reviews security, other arrangements
AMARNATH YATRA 2012
Srinagar, May 11: All security and related arrangements for the ensuing Amarnath Yatra were discussed at a high level meeting held at Raj Bhavan here this evening under the chairmanship of Governor N N Vohra, an official spokesman said.
He said the annual pilgrimage to the Cave Shrine this year is scheduled to commence on June 25, simultaneously from the Baltal and Chandanwari routes.
Lt. Gen. S. A. Hasnain, GOC, 15 Corps; Kuldeep Khoda, Director General of Police; B. R. Sharma, Principal Secretary, Home; Anirudh Uppal, Special Director General CRPF, J&K; Maj. Gen. R. R. Nimbhorkar, GOC, Victor Force; Air Commodore D. Choudhury, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station, Srinagar; Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir; Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor and Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board; S. M. Sahai, IGP, Kashmir Zone; B. Srinivas, IGP, CID, J&K; Col. P. B. S. Lamba, Col GS, Victor Force; and Preet Pal Singh, Additional Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, participated in the meeting.
The Governor, who is the Chairman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, stressed the need for ensuring that all the required security related arrangements were timely put in position. He also pointed to the need for effective day to day coordination being maintained among the functionaries of all the concerned State Government Civil and Police Departments, Army, Central Police Organizations, SASB and all other concerned agencies.
Maj. General Nimbhorkar, GOC Victor Force made a detailed presentation about the arrangements being made for the security grid being put in place, in close coordination with all other forces.
The meeting held detailed discussions in regard to all the envisaged arrangements, including the enforcement of an effective Access Control System at Baltal and Nunwan Base Camps, erection and regulation of gates at Domel and Chandanwari for effective security and regulating the onward movement of registered Yatris towards the Holy Cave. The meeting also discussed the need for effective traffic regulation from Lakhanpur Check-Post onwards for ensuring smooth onward movement of the validly registered Yatris to the respective Base Camps. Other arrangements which came up for discussion were: the deployment of Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs) of the State Police at identified locations on both the Yatra routes; setting up of the Joint Control Rooms and Disaster Management Centres and their effective coordination with Meteorological Department; deployment of well equipped Fire Fighting Force units at identified locations; provision of adequate number of X-Ray Baggage Scanning units at appropriate locations on both the Yatra routes; installation of CCTV cameras at important locations in the Yatra area.
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