In order to take stock of the security arrangements of the ongoing Amarnath pilgrimage at different base camps, Director General Police, J&K, Dilbag Singh on Friday visited Baltal, Panjtarni and Sheshnag.

He took stock of the security arrangements put in place at these important base camps for smooth and peaceful conduct of the yatra through Baltal and Pahalgam routes.

The DGP was accompanied by IGP Kashmir SP Pani and DIG CKR VK Birdi. He interacted with the officers deployed at these base camps and enquired about different arrangements made at these places. He was apprised about the arrangements made for the security of the yatris and to ensure hassle-free yatra.

The DGP visited the hospital established for the pilgrims at Baltal and enquired about the health care facilities being provided to the yatris. He also visited Police Station Baltal and directed the police personnel to be extra vigilant to ensure that all possible assistance is provided to the yatris.

The DGP directed the police officers deployed for yatra duties to ensure smooth regulation of traffic for a convenient journey of yatris. He said that the parking of vehicles should be ensured at the identified places to avoid any congestion and inconvenience to the yatris.

At the three base camps, the DGP discussed disaster management and rescue measures with the officers. He appreciated the role of police MRTs who have assisted and evacuated 198 yatris at various difficult locations on track from Mahagunas Top, Wavbal, Poshpatri etc. He also complimented various camp commanders, Force commanders, officers of various Police and civil wings for all the measures and arrangements made for a safe and smooth Yatra and to meet any eventuality.

The DGP had last week visited Baltal, Manigam and Domail on the Baltal route to assess different arrangements made by police and other security forces. He also visited Pahalgam base camp along with other senior police officers to take on the spot stock of the arrangements.