Evacuation plan put in place for border residents in JK


An evacuation plan has been put in place to ensure safety of border inhabitants in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir in view of “frequent shelling and firing by Pakistan”, media reports said on Monday.

The district administration has kept ready relief camps at identified locations where families would be provided safe accommodation and basic amenities.

The arrangements have been made in the backdrop of recent shelling incidents in R S Pura, Samba and Hiranagar sectors, reports said.

“An emergency response center has been established by the district administration where representatives of various departments have been deputed for immediate response, Deputy Commissioner Kathua Ramesh Kumar said.

Kumar, who visited border villages Bobiya, Londi, Chandra Chack, Pansar assured border residents that the district administration would provide transportation, shelter, food and other amenities if the need arises.

Camp commanders and camp officers have been appointed for overseeing arrangements.

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