J&K LG says tight security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra India News – Times of India

Srinagar: Tight security arrangements have been made this year Amarnath YatraJammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha said on Sunday amid reports of a perception of a high threat to the pilgrimage.
He said that the administration and the people of the Union Territory have joined hands to make the Yatra a safe and successful event.
“Security forces have coordinated better and I can say that one of the best arrangements (for the yatra) regarding security and by the grace of God everything is going well,” Sinha told reporters here. ”
Security agencies have flagged a high threat perception for this year’s visit. A three-tier security arrangement has been put in place with more personnel deployed on the routes leading to the holy cave of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas.
“The travelers from different parts of the country are satisfied with the arrangements and the way people have welcomed them, they have kept their tradition alive,” Sinha said.
When asked whether the Prime Minister Narendra Modi Will come for pilgrimage this year, he said, adding that anyone who wants to come will be welcomed.
“I cannot say anything on whether he (Prime Minister) will come or not, but we should keep in mind that if any VIP comes here, yatris Do not face any kind of inconvenience. Our focus is on the passengers – a common man who comes because of his faith,” said the Lt Governor.
Asked about the number of pilgrims who have visited the holy cave so far, Sinha said, “I think the number is more than 50,000 and it is increasing continuously.”
Asked about the difficulties faced by trucks and tourists carrying essential goods on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway due to the travel, he said the administration was trying to rectify the situation.
“There has been a remarkable improvement. We are trying to facilitate (carrying trucks) perishable goods and tourists also. Traffic will also run smoothly. A directive has been passed that fruits be exported from here.” And vegetables should be allowed smoothly.
“The only thing to keep in mind is that when the batch of passengers passes, they will be stopped for a while and allowed later,” Sinha said.