Security for Amarnath Yatra scaled up; barcode slips for pilgrims, more RFID tags on vehicles
JAMMU: In view of intelligence warning of a possible terror attack during the Amarnath Yatra, the government has scaled up the security arrangements for the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.
According to Zee Media, the security agencies have decided to issue a ‘barcode’-enabled authority slip to pilgrims to keep a track of their movement to and from the cave shrine.
The para-military forces, including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), have been asked to remain extra vigilant and to ensure full-proof security to the pilgrims going to the annual Amarnath Yatra, which is scheduled to begin from July 1.
This time, an enhanced number of upgraded RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags will be used on vehicles that will transport pilgrims and other civilians to and from the Amarnath Yatra.
SOURCE – ZEE NEWS