Police to deploy quick-reaction teams in Jammu

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 would gather 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 Baltal track in Ganderbal district — on July 1 and will conclude on August 15 coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival.