Security has been heightened in Kashmir to keep threats from militants at bay ahead of January 26 functions with contingents of forces being deployment around the venues.
The presence of forces around vital installations in and around Srinagar and other parts of valley has been heightened to ensure incident-free functions, they said.
This will be the first January 26 function in the Valley after the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State was bifurcated into two union territories and abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019.
Officials said, elaborate security arrangements have been finalized and being implemented to ensure peaceful conduct of the January 26 functions in the valley.
They said security level has been upped around the venues including at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium Srinagar, where the main function would take place.
The venue has been sanitised while forces have been directed to be extra alert, sources said.
On Thursday, the road stretch from Radio Kashmir Crossing to Sonwar Crossing for the first half of the day was sealed off for vehicles as forces contingents were doing rehearsal at the stadium.
They said the forces have setup additional checkpoints at various locations in the valley to the check the movement of militants and unscrupulous elements.
The contingents of police and CRPF manning the checkpoints randomly checked vehicles and frisked travellers.
Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Wednesday said all arrangements have been put in place so that the day passes off peacefully.
On January 16 Police claimed to have busted a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Module which was involved in grenade attacks in Srinagar city.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Central Kashmir, VK Birdi had said the module was busted by arresting five militant operatives, who were planning to execute sensational incidents like militant attack and causing Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion in the city.