IG CRPF conducts security review tour of Amarnath Yatra

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Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Srinagar sector Ajay Kumar Yadav conducteds security review tour of Baltal route of Amarnath Yatra.

Yadav, who is also nodal officer for the shortest Baltal route, conducted a comprehensive security review of routes and camps established for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra on Thursday.

The 62-day-long Amarnath Yatra is commencing on July 1 from the twin routes of Pahalgam in South Kashmir and Baltal in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Yadav undertook a rigorous security review of the designated routes and camps to ensure the safety and well-being of all pilgrims and security personnel.

Yadav, who is nodal officer for the crucial Baltal axis of Yatra, personally went about assessing and enhancing the security measures for this two-month long Yatra.

A team of experienced officers, consisting of Jaidev Kesri, DIG (Joint Nodal Officer of Baltal axis) and Kishor Prasad DIG and other field commanders, meticulously analyzed the Baltal axis route and camps, assessing potential risks and vulnerabilities.

This security review aims to create a secure environment that fosters harmony, tranquility, and unhindered spiritual experiences for all attendees.

The designated Yatra route was examined, identifying any potential challenges including difficult terrains, traffic bottlenecks and areas prone to natural hazards.

Yatra Camps at Manigam, Neelgrath, Rangamore, Sarbal, Baltal and Domail, along the Baltal route were rigorously evaluated for security and effective emergency response planning was emphasised upon.

CRPF medical teams and disaster management agencies also took review of the emergency response framework which has been established to address any unforeseen situations promptly and efficiently.

Medical facilities, first aid stations, and emergency evacuation plans are proposed to be strategically placed along the Baltal route for the pilgrims.

Yadav expressed his utmost commitment to the safety and security of all participants.

“The Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra holds immense significance for the pilgrims as well as the residents of Kashmir. Our primary objective is to ensure that pilgrims can take part in this sacred journey with peace of mind and a sense of security, he said and added “we have left no stone unturned in assessing and enhancing the security measures for the event, aiming to create a safe and serene environment for all. I hope that the Yatra ushers in an era of peace of prosperity for everyone in the region”, he added.

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