SRINAGAR, MAY 17: Governor N. N .Vohra, chaired a meeting here at Raj Bhawan today in order to review the ongoing arrangements for the forthcoming 48 day Shri Amarnathji Yatra which will be started from 2nd July.
The meeting was attended by Mr. P.K. Tripathi, IAS, Principal Secretary to Governor and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Shrine Board; Mr. Jitendra Kumar Singh, IAS, Additional CEO, Mr. R. K. Pandita, General Manager (Works) of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and other concerned officers.
During the meeting governor reviewed the registration of Yatris; provision of heli services for the pilgrims; grant of Tent & Shop permissions by Dy Commissioners; grant of permissions by CEO to NGOs for setting up of Langars in the Yatra area; provision of Telecom Services in the Yatra area; appointment and deployment of Camp Directors and Additional Camp Directors; arrangement for cleaning of Camps; arrangements to be made by the Fire and Emergency Services in the Yatra area; track cleaning; garbage collection and disposal; provision of Insurance cover to the Registered Yatris, Service Providers and ponies; Weather forecasting in the Yatra area; status of ongoing works; arrangements being made by the Power Development Department and the Public health Engineering Department to provide electric and water supply in the Yatra area; arrangements being made for registration of Pithoos, Palkiwallas / Dandiwqallas, Ponywallas and Ponies etc.
The Governor directed CEO to urgently review and ensure time bound action on all the Yatra related arrangements which are to be made by the Divisional Administration, District level authorities, CEOs of the Pahalgam and Sonamarg Development Authorities and the various Departments of State Government, particularly the department of Tourism, PHE, PDD, CAPD, Health, Labour and Animal Husbandry Department, Fire and Emergency Services, J&K etc. The Governor also directed CEO to make arrangements for the comfortable stay of all the Pujaries, Camp Directors, Additional Camp Directors, officers and others who support the Shrine Board in managing the Yatra and proper facilities should be provided to the Yatris along both the routes. Governor wished all the intending Yatris to have a comfortable and successful Yatra ahead.
2015 Kashmir Despatch