Amarnath Yatra 2018 :Vohra Reviews Security Arrangements

SRINAGAR — Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Amar­nathji Shrine Board, accompanied by Shri Umang Narula, CEO of the Shrine Board, visited the Shesh­nag and reviewed the security and other arrangements being made to receive the pilgrims at the Shesh­nag Yatra Camp, who would start arriving on 28th June. Governor directed the Camp Director and other functionaries to particularly ensure effective sanitary arrange­ments in respect of the functioning of toilet and bath units and the day to day cleaning of the Camp areas.

After Sheshnag Governor visited the Pahalgam Helipad where he inaugurated the newly constructed Waiting Hall for the Yatris who would be travelling by the helicopter services to Pan­jtarni. He appreciated the Pahal­gam Development Authority’s initiative to establish this facility which will be beneficial for all the pilgrims and tourists visiting Pahalgam. Thereafter, Governor, accompanied by CEO and Ad­ditional CEO Shrine Board; DIG South Kashmir; DIG CRPF; and DC and SSP Anantnag proceeded by road to Chandanwari and in­spected the ongoing works to up­grade the Chandanwari Access Control Gate. He also visited the area where Langars, shops and other facilities are being set up.

After Chandanwari, Governor returned to the Nunwan Yatra Base Camp and held a meeting with Central Armed Police Forc­es, representatives of the Army, Police and all concerned Divi­sional and District Level officers.

Governor reviewed, in detail, all important matters relating to the security of movements of the pilgrims and of the Service Pro­viders who had already started arriving. He specifically directed DIG, South Kashmir, to ensure complete coordination with CRPF, BSF, ITBP, Army and the Traffic Police and secure adequate ad­vance information about all Yatra related vehicular movements from Banihal onwards, both towards Pahalgam and Sonamarg.

Governor also reviewed the status of water supply, electric­ity, rations including cooking gas, firewood and medical facilities at each of the Yatra Camps visited by him. He directed the concerned officers to ensure that all toilet and bath units, at every Camp lo­cation, are effectively connected with waste disposal systems and foolproof arrangements are made for maintaining cleanliness of the toilet facilities at all times and regular doses of microbial consor­tium are added by the agency re­sponsible for ensuring sanitation; Lay Out Plan prepared for each Camp location is strictly adhered to and the tents, shops and langars are pitched strictly as per the Lay Out Plan, with adequate fire gaps between them. He was informed that the STP at Nunwan is being upgraded to 300 KLD capacity us­ing the latest MBBR technology and will made functional before the start of Yatra.

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