Jammu and Kashmir News
SRINAGAR, JUNE 24: A high level meeting was held at Police Control Room (PCR) here today to discuss and decide security and other related arrangements for Amar Nath Yatra, which is scheduled to commence on 2nd July, 2015, simultaneously from both the Baltal and the Chandanwari routes.
Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. K. Rajendra Kumar in chair, the meeting was attended by police, central para-military forces and intelligence officers.
During the meeting officers from different wings of JKP and other security forces made detailed presentations with regard to police bandubast, deployment plan, security, traffic and other arrangements. Detailed discussions were held to determine the broad approach regarding preparedness for arising emergent and unforeseen situations, functioning of the Joint Control Rooms in the yatra camps and disaster management. Deployment of Dog Squads and Mountain Rescue Teams at identified locations on both the yatra routes was also discussed in the meeting.
Mr. Rajendra, stressing for coordinated security arrangements and effective deployment, asked for supervision and monitoring through joint control rooms established at different identified locations on both the routes. He said that access control and installation of X-ray scanning at appropriate locations is necessary to ensure effective functioning of planned security related arrangements. Deployment of mountain rescue teams should be ensured to make the security plan more effective, said Mr. Rajendra.
DGP asked for strict enforcement of effective traffic management from Lakhanpur to Holy Cave including base camps at Baltal and Nunwan. He said that effective traffic regulation should be ensured avoiding traffic jams, which causes inconvenience to the yatries and the general public. He asked for thorough review of traffic arrangements on daily basis for promptly dealing with any situation. Parking of vehicles on the identified slots should be enforced effectively to make the traffic plan successful.
Mr. Rajendra stressed the vital importance of coordination being maintained among the functionaries of all security agencies for ensuring the effective functioning of the planned security related arrangements. He asked for effective Access Control in the base camps and effective traffic regulation from Lakhanpur Check Post onwards. He directed to undertake a thorough review of all required arrangements for promptly dealing with any arising disaster situation.
DGP emphasized the need to enforce agreed systems for ensuring that only those yatries who possessed valid yatra permits were allowed to undertake the yatra on the date and by the route for which they had procured prior registration.
Among others, the meeting was attended by ADsGP, SP Vaid, VK Singh and SM Sahai, GOC Victor Force. JD IB, Addl. Commissioner RAW, IGP Kashmir Zone, IGP CID, IGP (Pers), IG BSF Kashmir, IG CRPF (Ops) Kashmir, IG CRPF (Srinagar), IGP Jammu Zone, IGP Telecom, IGP Traffic, DIG, SKR Anantnag, DIG CKR, DIG ITBP, DIG SSB Kashmir, DIG CRPF North, DIG CRPF (Ops), DIG CRPF (Ops) Anantnag, SSsP, Srinagar, Anantnag, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Bandipore and Awantipore.