Sahai appreciates role of CD wardens, volunteers performing Yatra duty

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SRINAGAR, JULY 12: The Additional Director General of Police Armed, Mr. S. M. Sahai, while highlighting the role of Home Guard and Civil Defence volunteers in all situations has emphasised upon the need of adequate preparedness to deal with various exigencies. He said that civil defence wardens and volunteers are playing excellent role in performing the Yatra duty.
Mr. Sahai was presiding over a meeting of officers of Civil Defence and Homeguards here today. While reviewing the performance of wardens and volunteers deployed for yatra duty, the meeting was informed that more than three hundred volunteers are performing their duties en-route from Kathua to Baltal. They are working with traffic police for smooth regulation of traffic in all the routes leading to the Holy Cave. He disclosed that maximum number of volunteers are performing duty on National Highway covering Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Ramban, Anantnag and Ganderbal.
Appreciating the performance of volunteers, Mr. Sahai said that ten teams of SDRF/ Homeguards equipped with latest mountaineering equipments are deployed from Phalgam and Baltal routes up to Holy Cave. The volunteers facilitating the yatries for crossing vulnerable areas during rainy season by extending the mountaineering rescue ropes. The personnel also providing the oxygen to the yatries and rehabilitating who are suffering from high altitude sickness. He asked the supervisory officers to maintain close liaison at each level and provide necessary help and guidance to the yatries during the yatra.