Srinagar, June 22: Governor N. N.
Vohra, Chairman of Shri Amarnathji
Shrine Board, chaired a meeting of
senior officers of the State
Administration, Army, Para Military
forces and Intelligence Agencies at the
Raj Bhavan here today to review the
action taken on the decisions arrived at
in the first Security Review Meeting
held on 15th May 2017 and, besides, to
take stock of the development which had
taken place since then, to be fully
prepared regarding the security
arrangements for the Shri Amarnathji
Yatra which is commencing on 29th June,
Governor stressed the need for all
concerned agencies to keep a sustained
close watch and maintain seamless
co-ordination to ensure the security of
the forthcoming Yatra.
The meeting undertook an extensive
review of all important issues relating
to the obtaining security environment in
the State; preparedness for meeting any
unforeseen situation arising during the
Yatra; functioning of the Joint Control
Rooms at every Yatra Camp; linking up
Joint Control Rooms with the MET
Department and the District Disaster
Management Units; deployment of Mountain
Rescue Teams (MRTs) of the State Police
along with Rescue Teams of various
Security Forces at identified locations
on both the Yatra routes; deployment of
well equipped Fire Fighting teams at
pre-determined points etc.
Governor directed DGP, J&K to strictly
enforce an effective traffic regulation
mechanism from Lakhanpur Check Post
onwards to Chandanwari and Baltal; to
keep track of all Yatra related
vehicular movements, particularly for
ensuring the unhindered movement of
registered Yatris to the Holy Cave. He
advised the Chief Secretary and GoC XV
Corps to issue clear directions to PWD
and BRO, respectively, for ensuring that
the road from Jammu to Srinagar,
Khanabal to Pahalgam and Srinagar to
Baltal is maintained in proper condition
for the smooth movement of the
The meeting was attended by Sh. B.B.
Vyas, Chief Secretary; Dr. S.P. Vaid,
Director General of Police, J&K; Lt.
Gen. J.S. Sandhu, GOC, Hqrs. 15 Corps;
Sh. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to
the Governor and Chief Executive
Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board;
Sh. R.K Goyal, Principal Secretary Home;
Sh. S.N. Shrivastava Spl. DG CRPF; Maj.
Gen. B.S. Raju, GOC, Hqrs, Victor Force;
Sh. Baseer Ahmed Khan, Divisional
Commissioner, Kashmir; Sh. Zulfiqar
Hassan, IG CRPF (Ops), Kashmir; Sh. A.G.
Mir, IGP, CID; Ms. Sonali Mishra, IG BSF,
Kashmir; Sh. Ravi Deep Singh Sahi, IG
CRPF, Srinagar; Air Commodore V.S.
Choudhary, Air Officer Commanding, Air
Force Station, Srinagar; Sh. Muneer
Khan, Inspector General of Police,
Kashmir; seniormost officers of the
Central Intelligence Agencies and Mr.
Jitendra K. Singh, Additional Chief
Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji