Amarnath Jatra 2022: Amit Shah convenes a high level meeting, gives some instructions regarding safety and convenience of passengers

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Amarnath Jatra 2022: Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a high level meeting on security arrangements during Amarnath Jatra. Many important decisions have been taken in this meeting. The meeting was held in two phases. In the first phase, a meeting was held on logistics. That is, what is being done in the field of health, roads, communication, etc., and when it will be completed, has been discussed. The second phase reviews passenger safety readiness. Apart from Amit Shah, the meeting was also attended by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, Union Home Secretary AK Bhalla, CRPF DG Kuldeep Singh and several officials from BSF and Home Ministry. The Amarnath Jatra is being held every two years due to the Corona epidemic, which is scheduled to start on June 30. Amit Shah convened the high-level meeting to review the security situation.

The Home Minister gave instructions in the meeting.

  • Air services to Srinagar will have to be increased as per the demand of passengers.
  • A 100-bed hospital would have to be built at an altitude of more than 6,000 feet.
  • Tent city has to be arranged for the passengers to stay on the way.
  • Special measures have to be taken to deal with the damage caused by landslides.
  • We have to arrange lighting on the way.
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The incident in Kashmir in the last few days has forced the security forces to be more vigilant about the security of the journey. In particular, the way in which terrorists in Ghai are targeting civilians and Kashmiri scholars has heightened the government’s concern. Additional security forces have been deployed in the area to ensure the safety of passengers before the start of the journey. Drones, anti-drone technology will also be used in travel due to strict security measures. In addition, the whole area will be monitored by CCTV cameras.