Srinagar, June 19:
Governor N.N Vohra, Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board
(SASB) today reviewed the arrangements to be made for
providing rescue facilities in case of any emergent
situation during the forthcoming Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017.
Chairman was informed by Shri Umang Narula, CEO SASB, that a
total of 24 Rescue Teams will be deployed during the
forthcoming Yatra. These teams would be drawn from the
personnel of J&K Armed Police, SDRF and the NDRF and
equipped with all rescue equipment including Oxygen
Cylinders. 8 Mountain Rescue Teams from the J&K Armed Police
will be deployed to help women and sick Yatris in
negotiating difficult stretches on the Yatra routes.
Mr. Narula further informed
that a total of 12 Avalanche Rescue Teams viz 11 teams of
the State Disaster Response Force and 01 team of CRPF would
be deployed along both the routes. Of these, 7 teams would
be deployed along the Pahalgam route at Chandanwari, Pissu
Top, Zojibal-Nagakoti; Sheshnag, M.G.Top, Panjtarni, Holy
Cave and 5 teams along the Baltal route at Baltal, Domel,
Railpatri, Brarimarg and Sangam Top. Besides, 4 Search and
Rescue teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
are also being deployed at Pahalgam, Chandanwari, Sheshnag,
Panjtarni and Baltal.
35 Dog Squads would be
deployed by the Army, J&K Police, BSF and CRPF along the
Pahalgam and Baltal routes, of which 27 would be on the
Pahalgam axis and 8 will be stationed on the Baltal route.
These dog squads are used for carrying out anti- sabotage
checks and other security related duties.
Governor Vohra recalled, with
high appreciation, the valuable contribution made by the
Rescue Teams in saving many precious lives during the
previous Yatras by providing timely assistance and effecting
quick evacuation of pilgrims in distress.
The meeting was attended by
Shri V.K. Mohanti, Additional Director General of Police,
Armed, J&K; Shri Muneer Ahmed Khan, Inspector General of
Police, Kashmir; Mr. Jitendra K. Singh, Addl. CEO, SASB;
Shri P.S Rajora, DIG, CRPF Kashmir; Shri Narinder Paul, DIG,
CRPF North Kashmir; Shri Sanjay Shiva, DIG, BSF; Shri A.R.
War, Additional Commissioner, Kashmir; Shri Aamir Ali,
Director, Disaster Management, J&K; Shri M.Y Malik,
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag; Shri Shahnawaz
Bukhari, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal and Shri
Fayaz Ahmed, SSP Ganderbal.