Amarnath Yatra: Vehicles ferrying pilgrims to get radio-frequency tags
Jammu: Vehicles ferrying pilgrims to Amarnath Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir will be equipped with Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags as part of enhanced safety measures, officials said today.
The 60-day long annual pilgrimage in south Kashmir will commence on June 28 and culminate on August 26.
“The vehicles used by the Amarnath yatris, shall be tagged with RFID tags, which shall enable the security forces to have real time information on their movement and location,” Commandant CRPF, Ashish Kumar Jha said.
Highlighting that the decision was taken at a meeting between police and CRPF that was addressed by SP Vaid, DGP, J&K, and V S K Kaumudi, Special DG, CRPF, Jha said the tags will aid in providing assistance in case a vehicle breaks down or the pilgrims need help.
Tagging facility will be available in a special dedicated lane at Lakhanpur for vehicles from other states while, the Bhagwati Nagar Base Camp in Jammu will be another major point for tagging vehicles, he said.