JK News Today

Srinagar, February 03:

For the first time in history of the Himalayan pilgrimage of Amarnath , drones will be used for surveillance to rule out all possibilities of subversion .
This was disclosed during a meeting of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, on Wednesday , which discussed all the necessary measures to be taken to make this yea’s yatra smooth and peaceful.

Pole while taking stock of the security arrangements , directed security agencies to ensure fool-proof security arrangements including aerial surveillance through drones, night dominations, installations of CCTVs in all areas is held during the yatra period.

For smooth to and fro travel, the facility of helicopter service from Srinagar Airport to Baltal were also discussed during the meeting. Besides the Div Com also stressed on safe regulation of convoys, tagging of vehicles, addressing space issues and advanced asset creation is done to ensure better facilities are made available to yatris.
The Divisional Commissioner emphasized on providing better mobile network, PF Hut accommodation, toilet facilities, health-care, LED lights, effective PAS system, parking facilities, pre-paid services, registration centers and better accommodation arrangements to yatris at all camps.

He directed concerned to ensure permanent toilet facilities are created enroute from Shaitani Nallah and at all designated points and road repairing and widening is completed well before the commencement of annual pilgrimage.

He said that teams of doctors with basic medical facilities shall remain available for pilgrims at all camp sites while as teams of NDRF and SDRF shall also be kept stationed at all landslide prone areas for rescue if any exigency like situation arises during yatra period.

The Div Com instructed concerned to ensure the permanent toilet facility works are taken up on priority under the Swacch Bharat Mission.