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Jammu and Kashmir Governor reviews security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 8:06pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI

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Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra today reviewed security arrangements for the upcoming annual yatra to the 3,880-metre-high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in the state.

"A high-level meeting was held at Raj Bhavan here under the chairmanship of Vohra, who is also Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, to review all Security arrangements for the Yatra which is scheduled to commence on June 28, simultaneously from both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes," an official said.

During the meeting, issues relating to the general security environment in the state, preparedness for meeting any unforeseen situation arising in the Yatra area, functioning of the Joint Control Rooms at every Yatra Camp and linking up Joint Control Rooms with the MeT Department were discussed, he said

Deployment of Mountain Rescue Teams of the state police, deployment of well equipped Fire Fighting Force teams, installation of X-Ray Baggage Scanning units and Access Control Arrangements at Neelgrat, Panjtarni and Pahalgam helipads were also discussed during the meeting, the spokesman said.


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