DGP, Div Com Kashmir visit Baltal; reviews security, other facilities for Yatra

DGP Dilbag Singh along with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri during visit to Baltal Base Camp.
DGP Dilbag Singh along with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri during visit to Baltal Base Camp.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, July 5: Director General of Police (DGP) J&K Dilbag Singh today visited Baltal base camp and took a review of the security arrangements and other facilities put in place at the Camp. He also inspected the deployments enroute from Srinagar to Baltal.
He was accompanied by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, SSP Ganderbal Nikhil Borker and other officers from Ganderbal district.
During his visit, the DGP also reviewed logistic arrangements at Baltal and enroute, and also inspected parking facilities for yatri vehicles, besides the communication arrangements. He also took stock of the CCTV Cameras, drones and additional security measures aimed to monitor the security of the yatris. He also visited JPCR and took stock of its functioning besides taking a round of Yatra camp and langers. He also interacted with the yatris and reviewed facilities being provided at the camp.
While interacting with the officers at JPCR, the DGP emphasized for maintaining high level of coordination to conduct the Amarnath Yatra smoothly and said that strict adherence to security protocols be ensured for regulating the Yatra in a desired manner. He directed that all possible assistance should be provided to the yatris.
The DGP emphasized upon the officers to supervise the arrangements personally with proper briefing to the deployed personnel in their respective jurisdictions. He also directed for strengthening the communication networks and real time coordination and dissemination of information. He also visited the Hospital at Baltal and took a review of the medical facilities.
While interacting with media, the DGP said that his visit along with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to Baltal was aimed to review the security and other arrangements being provided to the pilgrims. He informed that better medicare facilities are available for the yatrais and added that JPCR is functioning as the coordinator between different departments besides the security agencies and pilgrims.
He said that this year additional rescue teams have been deputed for assistance and help to the yatris. Security and other arrangements are being monitored round the clock through CCTV cameras and drones, he said, adding that all the planned security arrangements have been put in place for smooth and secure Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra.