For the smooth conduct of the Amarnath Yatra next month,police will deploy quick-reaction teams (QRTs) and road-opening parties (ROPs)as part of a multi-tier security grid in and around places where pilgrims wouldgather in the Jammu region, officials said.
The 46-day pilgrimage is scheduled to begin from twin route— the traditional Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and the shortest Baltaltrack in Ganderbal district — on July 1 and will conclude on August 15coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival.
Strong QRTs, ROPs and fool-proof deployment would be ensuredat all places where pilgrims would gather such as reception centres, communitykitchens, assistant booths and base camp, officials said.
The deployment to meet any contingencies in other districtsof Jammu Zone has been finalised and CAPF have been allocated to all districtsincluding Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi, they said, adding DistrictSSsPs have been directed to ensure optimum use of resources available withthem.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu Zone, M K Sinhaevening reviewed the arrangements for forthcoming Amarnath Yatra Saturday andspecial arrangements have been made for Ramban and Udhampur districts keepingin view of the poor condition of the national highway.