Srinagar, May 7: Security has been enhanced in the entire summer capital, Srinagar on the eve of the re-opening of ‘darbar move’ offices here tomorrow after they functioned in Jammu for six months.
The Civil Secretariat and other related offices had closed for the bi-annual ‘darbar move’ in the winter capital on April 28. Security forces have put up naka checking at several places in the city and outskirts, searching vehicles and frisking travellers entering civil lines to foil militant attempt to smuggle in arms and infiltrate into city.
Additional security forces and state police personnel were seen deployed on both sides of the Moulana Azad road, particularly from Gupkar road to Civil secretariat.
Almost all VIPs are using this route to reach the secretariat. Similarly, security around the hotels and other accommodations, where Darbar Move officials are staying, has been further tightened. For the past over one-week, the administration has undertaken a beautification drive of the Srinagar city and its outskirts. Footpaths, electric poles and road dividers were give a fresh look.