The inspector general of police, Jammu, Rajesh Kumar, reviewed the security arrangements for the forthcoming Amarnath yatra, starting from June 29. Till now, two lakh yatris have got registered for the yatra. The Shri Amarnath Yatra Shrine Board had made health certificates duly registered by registered doctors mandatory for the yatris.
The IGP chaired a joint meeting of senior officers of police, traffic, security, civil administration, army, CRPF and intelligence agencies on Thursday.
Detailed deliberations were held on various issues concerning the security of yatra right from Lakhanpur to Banihal, places of lodging and sites of langers.
It was decided in the meeting that reception and information centres would be established en-route to educate yatris and providing them first-hand information about the routes and lodges available for accommodation at various places. The main reception centre would be at Lakhanpur, Kunjwani and railway station.
The traffic arrangements worked out and being put in place from Lakhanpur to Banihal Tunnel were also discussed and the areas which require special care were highlighted and concerned asked to take special care of these areas.
The registration process has been moving at a slow pace due because of the strict guidelines.