Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 29 (NT): To avoid any unpleasing incident Security arrangements at the Udhampur railway station in Jammu and Kashmir have been beefed up to keep away from any untoward incident during the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
Talking on the security arrangements, Ranjit Singh Sambyal, Senior Superintendent of Police (Railways) stated “We expect the Amarnath pilgrims will adopt the railway route also, especially Udhampur. We have deployed our quick action team at the main entry. There are X-ray machines, bag scanners, dog squads etc. Railway protection force is assisting us," SSP Sambyal was quoted by ANI.
The police have also launched a 24*7 helpline for the pilgrims wherever they are at any time of the day will keep in touch to security personnel who are patrolling around the tracks, tunnels round the clock.
On a related note, the first batch of Amarnath pilgrims flagged off on Tuesday (June 27). However it was brought to a standstill on Thursday due to heavy rainfall, at the Baltal base camp but now the yatra resumed in a few hours after the water cleared out and weather condition improved.
Worth mention here nearly two lakh pilgrims from across the country have reportedly are registered for the Yatra.