DGP reviews security arrangements

SRINAGAR: Director General Police Dilbag Singh on Friday visited Baltal, Panjtarni and Sheshnag to take stock of the ongoing Amarnath yatra arrangements at different base camps. He took stock of the security arrangements put in place for smooth and peaceful conduct of the pilgrimage through Baltal and Pahalgam route.
DGP was accompanied by IGP Kashmir S P Pani and DIG CKR V K Birdi. He interacted with the officers deployed at these base camps and enquired about different arrangements made at these places. He was apprised about arrangements made for the security of yatris and to ensure hassle-free yatra.
Singh visited the hospital established for yatris at Baltal and enquired about the health care facilities being provided to them. He visited police station Baltal and directed the personnel to be extra vigilant to ensure that all possible assistance is provided to the pilgrims.
DGP directed the police officers deployed for yatra duties to ensure smooth regulation of traffic for the conveyance of pilgrims. He said the parking of vehicles should be ensured at the identified places to avoid any congestion and inconvenience to the yatris.
At the three base camps, DGP discussed disaster management and rescue measures with the officers. He appreciated the role of police MRTs who have assisted and evacuated 198 yatris at various difficult locations on track from Mahagunas Top, Wavbal, Poshpatri etc. He complimented various camp commanders, force commanders, officers of various police and civil wings for the measures and arrangements made for safe and smooth yatra and to meet any eventuality.
The DGP last week visited Baltal, Manigam and Domail on the Baltal route to assess different arrangement made by police and other security forces. He visited Pahalgam base camp along with other senior police officers to take on spot stock of the arrangements.