Amarnath Yatra: Governor Reviews Security Arrangements at High Level Meeting

SRINAGAR, MAY 14:   A high level meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of Shri N. N. Vohra, Governor of J&K, who is also Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, to discuss and decide the security and access control related arrangements for the Shri Amarnathji Yatra which is scheduled to commence on 2nd July 2015, simultaneously from both the Baltal and the Chandanwari routes.  The discussions involved the senior most officers of Civil, Police, Central Armed Police Forces, Army, Air Force and State and Central Intelligence Agencies.  Detailed presentations were made by the Intelligence Agencies regarding the obtaining and emerging security environment in the State, keeping in view the envisaged objectives of adversary external agencies.  The meeting also held detailed discussions to determine the broad approach regarding  preparedness for arising emergent and unforeseen situations; functioning  of the Joint Control Rooms (JCRs) in the Yatra Camps; linking up JCRs with the Meteorological  Department and the District Disaster Management Units; coordinated deployment of Dog Squads, Advance Avalanche Warning and Mountain Rescue Teams at identified locations on both the Yatra routes; deployment of well equipped Fire Fighting units at pre-determined points; installation of X-Ray baggage Scanning units at appropriate locations on both the Yatra routes; Access Control arrangements at the Neelgrath, Panjtarni and Pahalgam Helipads; etc.

The Governor stressed the vital importance of effective coordination being maintained among the functionaries of all the concerned State Government Civil and Police Departments, Army, Central Armed Police Forces, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and all other concerned Agencies for ensuring the effective functioning of the planned security related arrangements.

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