Shrine Board, Reasi admin hold security review of SMVD Shrine

The overall security scenario of the Shrine was discussed in the meeting especially in view of the new year peak that the Yatra witnesses on December 31.

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Katra, Publish Date: Dec 14 2018 1:43AM | Updated Date: Dec 14 2018 1:43AM
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In order to review the security arrangements for pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, a joint review meeting of Shrine Board and district administration, Reasi, was held at the spiritual growth centre, Katra on Thursday.

Simrandeep Singh, chief executive officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB); DrSagarDattatrayDoifode, deputy commissioner, Reasi; NishaNathyal, SSP Reasi; Jitendra Kumar Gupta, commandant, 6th battalion, CRPF; Amit Vermani, deputy CEO, SMVDSB; Ashok Kumar, sub-divisional magistrate, Katra; Naresh Singh, additional SP, Katra; PC Tanoch, executive engineer, SMVDSB and other concerned officers and engineers of the Shrine Board participated in the meeting.

The overall security scenario of the Shrine was discussed in the meeting especially in view of the new year peak that the Yatra witnesses on December 31.

Besides, various long and short term measures that are required to be taken for strengthening the security grid of the Yatra routes and vital installations also came up for discussion in the meeting.

It was decided that wherever required, additional CCTV cameras, more number of luggage as well as material x-ray scanners will be installed and other arrangements strengthened to enhance the vigil for ensuring quick and coordinated response of security agencies dealing with the security of the shrine.

SSP Reasi gave a detailed presentation of concerns of security agencies for a speedy response from Shrine Board.

The security forces were assured by the CEO, Shrine Board of immediate action to meet their infrastructural requirements especially in view of the added infrastructure like passenger ropeway system, which have been added on the Yatra route in recent times. The CEO also stressed for undertaking extensive patrolling all along the track, particularly on Tarakote Marg.

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