QRTs deployed for safety of Vaishno Devi pilgrims throughout Navratri competition

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Joint Fast Response Groups (QRTs) comprising police and CRPF personnel are being deployed in any respect entry and exit factors of the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir for the competition of Navratri, officers mentioned on Wednesday.

The choice was taken at a gathering chaired by Deputy Inspector Basic of Police, Udhampur-Reasi vary, Sujit Kumar, at Katra, the bottom camp for the pilgrims visiting the cave shrine, on Tuesday, the officers mentioned.

Safety preparations on the shrine had been reviewed on the assembly in view of the competition commencing from October 17.

The officers mentioned Senior Superintendent of Police, Reasi, Rashmi Wazir was briefed in regards to the preparations made proper from the shrine to Katra city and its outskirts.

“Detailed discussions had been held to make sure elaborate safety preparations throughout the competition,” they mentioned, including the officers current throughout the assembly had been requested to work in shut coordination with different companies and Central Paramilitary forces.

In his handle, the DIG directed strict implementation of the COVID-19 protocol, particularly bodily distancing.

He additionally requested officers involved to carry discussions with the organisers and the administration of the shrine for higher coordination throughout the competition season.

Officers had been requested to make sure that checking squads deployed round Katra city are totally strengthened to make sure efficient checking and frisking round the clock. “Joint QRTs of CRPF and police must be deployed on all entry and exit factors to react instantly in case of any exigency,” the officers mentioned.

Later, the DIG together with different officers visited all of the very important places in Katra city and Vaishno Devi Bhawan and checked deployment, the officers mentioned. 

As many as 7,000 pilgrims are being allowed per day to pay obeisance on the shrine from October 15. The shrine was reopened for pilgrims on August 16 with a cap of 2000 pilgrims after 5 months closure on account of outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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