Vohra reviews Baltal Yatra Camp arrangements

SRINAGA:  Governor NN Vohra, who is also Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, today reviewed the progress of ongoing works relating to arrangements for Yatra, 2015 which is commencing from 2nd July, 2015. 

The Governor was briefed about the to-date status of ongoing works at Baltal Yatra Camp by P.K Tripathi, CEO, Shrine Board, who had returned after visiting Baltal along with Showkat Aijaz Bhat, Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Jitendra Kumar, Additional CEO, Shabir Hussain Bhat, CEO, SDA and other concerned district officers.

The CEO informed the Governor that : Labour and Animal Husbandry Departments have commenced the process of registration of Ponies, Pony-wallas and Dandi-wallas at Sonamarg in order to ensure against unauthorized persons crowding the narrow track; Sonamarg Development Authority has established shelter sheds and toilet facilities at Domel Access Control Gate and is making arrangements for the collection and disposal of wastes generated during the Yatra; water supply and power supply are now  functional; BSNL has commissioned telephone connectivity at Baltal and work is ongoing for providing telecommunication facilities at the upper Camps well before the start of the Yatra.

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