Srinagar, Jun 06 : Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Tuesday said that four to five more Yatri Niwas are coming up to accommodate and facilitate Amarnath Pilgrims while a road from Chandanwari to Baltal is also in the pipe-line.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event in Jammu, LG Sinha said that four to five Yatri Niwas will come up at Baltal, Nunwan Camp and one at the entry point to Kashmir near the Walnut factory. “This will help accommodate pilgrims and facilitate them smoothly,” he said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). The LG said that a road from Chandanwari to Baltal is also in the pipe-line. “DPRs of the road stretch will be completed shortly. The road will save the time of pilgrims and help more devotees have the glimpse of holy Shiv Lingam at the cave shrine of Amarnath,” he said. The annual pilgrimage will start on July 1. He said that elaborate arrangements will be made
At the successful G-20 in Srinagar, the LG said that it was for the first time after India’s Independence, that such a historic event was held. “People made it a grand success even as UT administration had made elaborate security and other arrangements,” he said. Asked whether the route to the cave shrine was through, the LG said that this season, there was more snowfall, but BRO has done a commendable job so far. “The BRO will make the route to the cave shrine by June 15,” he said.
Present on the occasion, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri said his ministry will approve all the Yatri Niwas suggested by the UT administration. “Let the DPRs come, we will ensure fast-track funding of these projects,” he said—(KNO)