Amid security alert from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, security has been tightened in the Jammu region ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.
The ministry of Home Affairs has issued security alerts to Mumbai, Delhi, Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir and has warned the security agencies of possible attacks.
SP Security, Jammu, AK Angral told Greater Kashmir that the Mini Stadium Parade, the venue of the Independence Day celebrations, has been taken over by the security forces and the passengers coming to the city from other districts are being checked.
"Adequate police personnel, army men and para-military staff have been deployed in the city and peripherals to ensure smooth conduct of the I-Day celebrations", Angral said.
At Mini Stadium Parade Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh will unfurl the tricolor whereas the Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Kavinder Gupta will be the special invitee.
The traffic department has set up KC crossing, Shakuntla crossing, Rehari crossing, Library chowk, CPO chowk, Maheshpura, Vigilance Rotary Ranbhireshwar temple, Indra Chowk, Sidhra bridge to Radio Station as no entry points for all kinds of commercial vehicles.
As per the guidelines issued by the Traffic Department, all passenger buses coming from Banihal/Doda, Udhampur/Katra, towards Jammu shall adopt Sidhra-Narwal route or Sidhra, Manda, BC Road. It has been declared that no bus/truck will be allowed on Sidhra-Radio station route.
"Similarly, the passenger buses coming from Rajouri/Poonch/Akhnoor shall terminate at Bakshi Nagar Pulli and will operate from there for return journey till the function is over", the guidelines issued by the Traffic Department read.
Meanwhile, no heavy vehicle including trucks, tippers, tankers, tractors, load carriers, as per the orders issued, shall be allowed to enter the Jammu city till the function is over.
However, they can adopt the Sidhra-Bye-Pass route for their onward journey towards Udhampur and vice-versa for vehicles coming from Udhampur, Srinagar, Katra and Doda.