Vohra reviews arrangements for Yatra- 2014

JAMMU: The arrangements being made for Shri Amarnathji Yatra, which is scheduled to begin on 28th June, 2014 and conclude on 10th August, 2014 were reviewed here today by Governor N.N. Vohra, who is also the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board. Navin K. Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer, SASB; Preet Pal Singh, Additional CEO; R.K. Pandita, General Manager (Works) and other senior officers attended the meeting at Raj Bhavan, Jammu.

The Governor was briefed about the status of Advance Registration which is being done by the designated branches of J&K Bank, Punjab National Bank and YES Bank all over the country. The CEO informed that, for the convenience of the Yatris, the list of doctors/hospitals authorized to issue Compulsory Health Certificates have been uploaded in respect of all the States/UTs except Lakshadweep, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Meghalaya and Sikkim. In this context, Hon’ble Governor asked CEO to issue immediate reminders to the Health Secretaries of the aforesaid States/UTs, and once again request them to publicize lists of the authorized doctors / medical institutes.

Governor was also briefed about to-date position with regard to heli- services for the Yatris, issuance of permissions for the setting up of tents and shops, and about the finalization of various contracts relating to the maintenance of sanitation in the Yatra area, provision of insurance covers to registered Yatris, Service Providers, ponies, issuance of permission letters to Langar organization to set up free Langars in the Yatra area, provision of telecom facility in the Yatra area, dissemination of Yatra related information etc.

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