Amarnath Yatra: Jammu and Kashmir DGP reviews security, makes arrangements for smooth traffic management on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh on Sunday took stock of security arrangements on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway for the Amarnath Yatra

Press Trust of India June 30, 2019 23:51:28 IST
Amarnath Yatra: Jammu and Kashmir DGP reviews security, makes arrangements for smooth traffic management on Srinagar-Jammu highway
  • Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh Sunday took stock of security arrangements on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway for the Amarnath Yatra

  • The DGP also reviewed the arrangements made for smooth traffic management on the highway during the 46-day pilgrimage which will commence on Monday

  • Singh inspected the security grid at different places, including Galandar, Barsoo Letpora, Awantipora Crossing, Walnut Factory and Shaitani Nallah, among others

Srinagar: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh Sunday took stock of security arrangements on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway for the Amarnath Yatra, a police spokesperson said. The DGP also reviewed the arrangements made for smooth traffic management on the highway during the 46-day pilgrimage which will commence on Monday, he said.

Amarnath Yatra Jammu and Kashmir DGP reviews security makes arrangements for smooth traffic management on SrinagarJammu highway

File photo of snow-laden roads in Jammu and Kashmir (Image: PTI)

Singh inspected the security grid at different places, including Galandar, Barsoo Letpora, Awantipora Crossing, Walnut Factory and Shaitani Nallah, among others, he said. At Shaitani Nallah, where the convoy is exchanged, the DGP was briefed about the preparedness and procedures adopted by the convoy commanders, the spokesperson said.

At Jawahar Tunnel, the DGP reviewed the traffic flow and at Anantnag, he took stock of decongestion and clearing of unattended and unauthorised vehicles from the roads, he said. Singh also visited pilgrim camps at Walnut Factory, Mir Bazar and Pantha Chowk and took stock of security and facilities there. He also interacted with pilgrims at these camps.

SSP Awantipora, SSP Anantnag and SSP Kulgam briefed the DGP about the security measures taken in their respective jurisdictions, the spokesperson said. He said Singh told the officers to ensure efficient implementation of all measures in coordination with the security agencies.

The DGP also directed the officers to ask the deployed personnel to be alert at all times, he added. Singh asked the officers to make sure that the cut-off timings adhere to all along the highway and the standard operating procedures are strictly followed, the spokesperson said.

As part of the Amarnath Yatra, pilgrims visit the cave shrine of Lord Shiva in south Kashmir Himalayas. The pilgrimage will conclude on 15 August.

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