Review meeting of officials, Security agencies held for safe conduct of SAJY

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Srinagar, June 3 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday held a meeting with the various security agencies to review the preparedness and safe and secure conduct of upcoming Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra (SAJY).

The 42 day-long Amarnath Yatra will commence from June 30 to Agusut 11, 2022 to have darshan of self made Ice shivalingam in the Kashmir Himalayas.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla today chaired a meeting with various officials from Civil Administration, Jammu and Kashmir Police, Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force, SDRF, Central Industrial Security Force and Indo Tibetan Border Police to review preparedness for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra (SAJY).

During the meeting special emphasis were given on the security aspects of the Yatra. The various participating agencies put forth their deployment plans.

The DC called for synergy and coordination among the various agencies in order to ensure a safe and incident free Yatra.

Discussions were held on allocation of space to deployed troops at various base/ transit camps in order to ensure optimum utilization of resources.

The participants discussed the Disaster Management Plan at length during the meeting held in the South Kashmir district of Anantnag.

Dr Singla said that the centres have been notified and adequate logistical arrangements have been put in place.

The disaster management plan and provision of sufficient disaster mitigation measures at each base/ transit camp was discussed during the meeting.

Regarding evacuation of pilgrims and service providers in case of an emergency, the DC said that preparations have been made and appropriate signage and instructions will be displayed in the camps.

The officials from Civil Administration and Police also put forth a detailed parking and traffic management plan.

The DC was informed that parking areas have been earmarked and will be geo-tagged to avoid traffic congestion due to road side parking. Further, the movement plan for vehicles ferrying passengers has been finalized to ensure smooth movement of Yatries.

CEO PDA briefed the participants regarding preparations for opening of the track.

He said the detailed inspection of the route has been carried out and the track is being made ready to facilitate convenient movement of Yatries, employees and ponies.

Further, a volunteer deployment plan has also been formulated and the volunteers will supervise the implementation of the Sanitation plan and functionality of convenience enroute the Holy Cave.

The meeting was attended by DIG CRPF, SSP Anantnag, ADC, Deputy Commandant 1st RR, CEO PDA, SDM Pahalgam, SEs of R&B, Hydraulics and KPDCL, Commandants of BSF, CISF, ITBP, SDRF among others.

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