Ahead of the Amarnath Yatra this year security forces have started pulling up their socks to ensure incident free yatra.
After making preliminary assessment of the total security deployment along the yatra route from Lakhanpur to the base camps in South kashmir and along the yatra track on two different routes via Pahalgam and Baltal, the security forces have prepared a blue print of the yatra plan.
According to official sources, Inspector General of Jammu range Rajesh Kumar Thursday chaired a high level meeting of senior police central intelligence, CRPF and other agencies and discussed in detail the necessary security ‘bandobast’ to ensure incident free pilgrimage starting from Jnue 28 this year.
According to official sources, over 2 lakh pilgrims have already registered themselves to perform the pilgrimage at various centres across the country.
The Shri Amarnathji Shrine board authorities have also geared up its men and machinery to set up base camps and other facilities for those who set up community kitchens and other camps to facilitate yatra.
The deployment worked out by district SSP’s, Security Wing and Traffic in Kathua, Samba, Jammu , Udhampur and Ramban was discussed and reviewed.
The assessment of intelligence Agencies was taken and threadbare discussions held on each issue.
Emphases were laid on effective coordination between the Police and Civil Administration and between the Officers of Police, Security, Traffic and Magistracy being deployed on ground. It was decided in the meeting that Joint Yatra Control Rooms would be established in each District to deal with the issues relating to Yatra.