Amarnath Yatra: Additional Transit Camps Established In Srinagar

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SRINAGAR — Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday said that an additional transit camp has been established at Panthachowk with all basic amenities enough to cater to 2000 pilgrims. 

He further said that two more transit camps have been established at HMT and Zakura, in case of exigency. More than a thousand Amarnath yatris will be accommodated in these transit camps. 

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar was asked to provide magistracy support besides monitor all facilities for smooth functioning of the additional Transit Camps in the capital city. 

The Divisional Commissioner made these directions while reviewing every facility which is being provided to the pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra-2019. 

The meeting was informed that Medical camps established at higher reaches include MG Top, Wagbal, Poshpathri and other locations with oxygen booths, doctors, paramedical staff, medicines, critical care ambulances and other facilities. All major hospitals in Anantnag, Srinagar and Ganderbal districts have also been dedicated to the pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra on 24×7 basis. A total of 31 teams of SDRF teams have already been stationed at 20 locations with 556 personnel on the job. Tourism department has already established 31 shelter sheds at various locations enroute to the holy cave.

The Divisional Commissioner directed Deputy Commissioner Anantnag and Ganderbal to issue Bar Coded passes to bonafide card holders like Tent, Dhand, Pony walas and other yatra facility providers. He called for immediately stopping trespassing of unauthorised persons at Yatra locations. 

Anantnag and Ganderbal administration were asked to check signal efficiency of mobile phones at higher reaches en-route to the cave and furnish a report within a day to the Divisional Commissioner for further course of necessary action. 

Concerned District Administrations and traffic department will enforce Amarnath Yatra route plan in letter and spirit. 

Threadbare discussions were also held on erection of signages, recovery vans, chopper services, Bio-Toilets, storage of essential commodities, drinking water and electricity services with back up facilities, and other necessary facilities for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in the meeting. 

The Divisional Commissioner reiterated that Amarnath Yatra is a national event and concerned officers should perform their duties with added zeal, zest and mutual coordination besides they will remain alert round the clock to address any kind of issue immediately for the successful conduct of Amarnath Yatra-2019. 

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal, Additional Commissioner Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain Mir, Chief Engineers of PHE, PDD & R&B, Directors Health Services & Animal Husbandry, SP Traffic (Rural), DIG CRPF, Joint Director Tourism, DSP SDRF and other concerned officers were present in the meeting where as Deputy Commissioner Anantnag and Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal participated the meeting through video conferencing.


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