Dehradun, April 21 - Two companies of the recently set up State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were today flagged off to Kedarnath for the ensuing Char Dham Yatra.
The SDRF is a specialised force to deal with any emergency situation.
The companies were flagged off from the Police Lines in the presence of senior police officials.
Notably, six companies of the SDRF were set up on the lines of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) post the Kedarnath tragedy last year.
DIG Sanjay Gunjyal said members of the two SDRF companies would be deployed in four zones of the Kedar valley and would help pilgrims during the yatra.
They would also keep a vigil on the danger zone in the valley.