Srinagar, After a two-year hiatus, the Amarnath Yatra will start from June 20. Special training will be imparted to National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force personnel for Amarnath Yatra.
The Mountain Rescue Team will work closely with these agencies. About 50 troops of paramilitary forces will be deployed for the protection of pilgrims. Amarnath Yatra is going to start again after two years. Following this, the government has set up a security system.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla held a high level meeting in Srinagar in view of the Amarnath Yatra. It was decided to deploy 30 battalions of Central paramilitary forces. Four companies have already reached Jammu and Kashmir.
Pilgrims will be given adequate security due to fear of terrorist attack. Troops will be deployed on the Amarnath Yatra route in Jammu and Kashmir till May 9. Apart from that, NDRF and SDRF teams will be given special Mountain Rescue training in case of any possible mishap. Together with the Mountain Rescue Team, these rescue teams will be deployed for rescue operations.
They will be trained in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. Mountain rescue team inspector Ram Singh said that at present 40 NDRF and SDRF personnel are undergoing training. During the 15-day training, people trapped in the hills will be taught how to get out. For the first time, NDRF personnel are receiving Mountain Rescue training.
1,200 Jammu and Kashmir police personnel have been trained in mountain rescue. If you are trapped in the snow or any other situation arises, it is ready to go to the rescue. In addition, 500 SDRF personnel and 50 NDRF personnel will be trained.