Adequate arrangements in place to ensure safe and smooth Yatra: LG

Lieutenant Governor Manoj
Sinha has said that Jammu
and Kashmir Union
Territory administration has
made adequate arrangements
to ensure a safe and
smooth Yatra. He stated this
during his visit Shri
Amarnathji Yatra Base camp
at Baltal where he interacted
with the Shri Amarnathji pilgrims,
ponywallas, volunteers
and officers deputed
At the camp, the Lt
Governor enquired about the
facilities, quality of services,
well-being of Yatris and volunteers.
The Lt Governor also carried
out on-site inspection of
Control Rooms established
there and directed officials
for regular inspection of
lodging, food, health facilities,
sanitation and taking
care of cleanliness drivesalong the Yatra route and Base camp.
The Lt Governor observed that UT administration has made adequate
arrangements to ensure a safe and smooth Yatra.
The Lt Governor was briefed by the Deputy Commissioner
Ganderbal on various arrangements including power and water supply,
sanitation, toilet units, Rural Haat, street lighting, healthcare
facilities, availability of ambulances, veterinary services, fire tenders,
Traffic situation etc.
He informed that adequate mobile oxygen units have been
placed on various locations, besides men and machinery are in
place at vulnerable spots to tackle any exigency.
The Deputy Commissioner also briefed the Lt Governor about the
day wise status of the Yatris arriving at the Baltal Base Camp and
Yatris who have returned from the Holy cave after paying obeisance.
While interacting with the Yatris, stakeholders, and members of
Langer management committees, the Lt Governor enquired about
their experience of the ongoing pilgrimage of Shri Amarnathji. He
also extended his best wishes for their safe spiritual pilgrimage.
Later, the Lt Governor had food at the Langar established at the
base camp.
Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Pandurang
K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Vijay Kumar, IGP
Kashmir; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Commissioner/ Secretary to
Government Revenue Department; Shyambir, Deputy
Commissioner Ganderbal and other senior officers of District
Administration, SASB, Police and Army accompanied the Lt