STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: To strengthen security for pilgrims travelling to Jammu and Kashmir for the annual Amarnath Yatra, Director General of Police, Dr S.P Vaid on Wednesday informed that the vehicles used by the Yatris shall be installed Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags.
In the meeting held here on Wednesday, DGP Dr S.P Vaid informed that RFID tags shall enable the security forces to have real time information on the movement and location of the pilgrim vehicles.
“This will ensure that help can be extended to vehicles which may have broken down or are otherwise in need of any assistance,” he added.
Special Director General CRPF, V.S.K Kaumudi said that the tagging facility shall be made available in a special dedicated lane at Lakhanpur for vehicles from other states proceeding on the Yatra route.
“The Bhagwati Nagar Base Camp, Jammu will be another major tagging point for the Yatra vehicles. Tagging will also be done at taxi stands, bus stands, railway station and the airport at Jammu,” he added.
“The Forces shall be undertaking a multipronged approach to sensitise the Yatris as well as tourists on the need to register their vehicles during the period of the Yatra as it will be in public interest,” Kaumudi said.
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