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Director F&ES takes stock of safety arrangements for ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra

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GANDERBAL: Director Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES), Alok Kumar today visited the Baltal axis of the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra route and took stock of various safety arrangements including fire safety arrangements for the ongoing holy yatra.

During the visit, the Director visited all yatra camps en route from Srinagar to Baltal including Manigam, Neilgrath, Baltal Base Camp, Baltal Tent City, and Domail, and also conducted a surprise inspection of F&ES Gund and Kangan.

On the occasion, Alok Kumar interacted with the officers of Paramilitary, Police, and Civil Administration and discussed safety and security arrangements made for yatris. He appreciated all the officers for their commendable job in ensuring a smooth and hassle-free yatra for the pilgrims. He also interacted with representatives of the Police, Army, CRPF, SSB, ITBP, NDRF, SDRF, and Indian Air Force.

At Neilgrath helipad Campus, the Director interacted with all the officers including Camp Director as well as devotees. He gave a compassionate hearing to the yatris and passed necessary directions on the spot for resolving their legitimate issues.

The Director during the visit enjoined upon all the officers and jawans of the department to keep close liaison with all the stakeholders for a prompt and efficient response during any emergency. He also held a detailed meeting with SSPs deployed in joint PCR at the Baltal base camp.

During the meeting, he was apprised about telecommunication, CCTV, and Satellite facilities being provided to Yatries during their travel/trekking from Baltal to the holy cave.

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