Security has been beefed up in Kashmir ahead of August 15 celebrations, officials said.
Police and paramilitary men have been deployed in strength at many places in the city and elsewhere in the valley to thwart any attempts by militants to disrupt the celebrations, the officials said.
They said random search of vehicles was being carried out near Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium here, the venue of the main function.
Similar precautionary measures with respect to security arrangements have been made in other districts of the valley, the officials said.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will preside over the Independence Day function on Saturday. This will be first Independence Day function since Jammu and Kashmir became a union territory.