DGP J&K reviews security arrangements for Gangbal-Harmukh yatra
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DGP J&K reviews security arrangements for Gangbal-Harmukh yatra

Conducts aerial view of the area

Post by RK News on Friday, September 22, 2023

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Srinagar, Sept 21 : Director General of Police, J&K,  Dilbag Singh on Thursday reviewed the security scenario while conducting an aerial view of Gangbal and its adjoining areas ahead of the upcoming Gangbal-Harmukh yatra. He also visited Naranag.
The visit was aimed to review the security arrangements for the yatra which is commencing on September 22. Accompanied by SSP Ganderbal Nikhil Borkar, he also interacted with the jurisdictional officers at Naranag and discussed arrangements put in place for the yatra, besides interacting with the pilgrims. The DGP also paid obeisance at Naranag Temple and Naranag Spring.
During the interaction at Naranag, AIG Tech/Commn Manoj Kumar Pandith, Major 34RR Lavesh Kumar, Addl. SP Ganderbal Aijaz Ahmad Malik, SDPO Kangan Muzaffar Jan, Assistant commandant Gagan Singh of 118 BN CRPF were also present.
While interacting with the officers, the DGP at the very outset sought the detailed reports about the arrangement made. The officers present briefed the DGP regarding the arrangement made for the successful conduct of the yatra.
The DGP emphasized on maintaining a high level of coordination to conduct the Yatra smoothly and said that strict adherence to security protocols be ensured for the yatra in a desired manner. He directed that all possible assistance should be provided to the yatris.
The DGP instructed the officers to supervise the arrangements personally with proper briefing to the deployed personnel in their respective enroute and base camp.
The DGP also directed to strengthen communication networks and real time coordination and dissemination of information. The DGP also reviewed the services provided for smooth and hassle free pilgrimage of yatris.
The DGP also interacted with the pilgrims at Naranag base camp and enquired about the facilities and arrangements available.
Pertinent to mention that pilgrimage to the Harmukh-Gangbal situated at an elevation of 3570 meters starts annually from the Naranag area of Kangan in Ganderbal district. After performing Puja at Naranag temple, devotees set on a 15-km journey on foot to Gangabal lake, which is located around 14,500 feet above sea level in the Harmukh mountain range. The pilgrims track to Gangbal via Butchari and Trunkhal. On reaching, sacred puja is performed on the banks of Gangbal lake following which the pilgrims return the next day.

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