The high level meeting took stock of the preparedness for ensuing Yatra-2011 and in the outset, the DGP sought reports from officers representing various agencies viz police, para-military and civil administration. He was briefed about the arrangements put in place by these agencies for smooth conduct of the Yatra.
Addressing the meeting, Khoda stressed upon the officers to work in close coordination and ensure safe conclusion of Yatra. He said that efficient security arrangements have been made from Pathankote to
Emphasising the need for joint meetings followed by rehearsals of all agencies involved in the Yatra, Khoda said that Joint Yatra Control Rooms should be established at different destinations with better communication network to cover the routes leading to
The meeting was informed about the police bandubast and deployment of man power. Besides more than 700 personnel from JKP, 36 coys of CRPF and BSF will be deployed for the Yatra, which is taking off on June 29, 2011. Volunteers from Civil Defence Organization will also be pressed to assist the yatries enroute the Cave. Security personnel for frisking of vehicles and baggage will be deployed at various locations.
While discussing the traffic and communication network system, it was told that Traffic Wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police has divided the area into four zones for smooth traffic regulation and each zone will be supervised by a gazetted officer. To avoid traffic jams, 11 parking slots have been identified at Baisarn, Aru, Chandanwari, Baitab Valley, Nunwan, Frislan, Loripora, Bus-Stand, Sumo Stand, Sumo Stand near Mandir and Golf Course Pahalgam. Communication network across the State has been set up to strengthen coordination among the agencies and the network will start its functioning from June 25, 2011. Sufficient man power with latest communication equipments will be deployed to ensure better communication facilities on both the routes of the Yatra.
The District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Syed Kifayat Hussain Rezvi appreciated the JKP for their active support to the civil administration while making arrangements for the Yatra. He also briefed the meeting about the preparedness by civil administration.
Among others, the meeting was attended by Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, S. M. Sahai, Deputy Inspector General of Police,