DGs of CRPF, police took stock of security arrangements for yatra

DGs of CRPF, police took stock of security arrangements for yatra

Anantnag, Jun 28: Director Generals of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Rajiv Bhatnagar and Jammu and Kashmir police Dr S P Vaid on Thursday visited here and took stock of security arrangements for the annual pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.
The 60-day-long annual pilgrimage commenced from here today after about 3000 yatris arrived here from Jammu last night.
Thousands of security forces, including sharp shooters have been deployed all along the base camp from Jammu to cave shrine on both shortest Baltal and traditional Pahalgam tracks for safe and smooth conduct of the pilgrimage.
A police spokesman said here Thursday afternoon that Bhatnagar and Dr Vaid alongwith senior officers visited south Kashmir today.
They took stock of security arrangements for the smooth conduct of the Amarnath yatra, he said.
He said DGP impressed upon officers to focus on security, cut off timings & disaster preparedness.
The authorities said that no vehicle will be allowed after cut off time fixed at different locations for the security and safety of pilgrims.
Vehicles coming from Jammu to Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps have to cross Jawahar tunnel by 1500 hrs, Mirbazar Qazigund by 1600 hrs, Anantnag by 1700 hrs towards Pahalgam base camp. For Sonamarg Baltal base camp vehicles coming from Jammu will have to cross Pantha Chowk by 1700 hrs, Pandach 1800 hrs and Manigam 1830 hrs towards Sonamarg.
On the return journey towards Jammu, vehicles have to cross Sonamarg 1000 hrs, Manigam 1200 hrs, Pandanch 1300 hrs, Pantha chowk 1500 hrs towards Anantnag. The yatra vehicles going to Jammu from Pahalgam will have to leave there at 1000 hrs and Mirbazar Qazigund by 1600 hrs towards Jawahar tunnel.
No vehicle will be allowed after the deadline at any cost, he said.