Alert and on guard after the recent terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir, the Gurgaon police has decided to beef up security along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway for the Kanwar yatris.
Muhammad Akil, additional director general of police (law and order), Haryana, directed the police on Sunday to deploy more force at sensitive points to avoid any untoward incidents during the pilgrimage.
The direction came after a meeting with officers on the need to ensure a safe passage for the pilgrims, who set out from Haridwar on foot and are carrying holy water from the Ganges that they will offer at temples of Lord Shiva.
“We will deploy maximum force and equipment on road to maintain peace during this period. Separate lanes are being created for the pilgrims to enable smooth traffic movement. The police has been directed to create more lanes wherever necessary and the traffic should be diverted