Forces On Alert, All Arrangements For Yatra In Place: LG Sinha

Jammu- The Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Monday that the security forces in the Union Territory are alert and have made adequate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the annual Amarnath yatra scheduled to begin from Thursday.

Sinha, who is also the chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), made these remarks while speaking to media persons at Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar here on Monday, an official spokesperson said.

Sinha, he said, also stated that lakhs of families had to face financial hardship since Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra could not be held for the last two years due to Covid pandemic.

“There is a lot of enthusiasm in the people of Jammu region and in Kashmir too this year and I see the local people are also ready to welcome the visiting pilgrims,” the LG said.

“The security forces are alert and have made adequate arrangements for the smooth conduct of Yatra, besides it has been our endeavor to make the best arrangements this year,” he added.

Earlier, the spokesperson said that the LG reviewed arrangements for the annual pilgrimage taking place nearly after three years.

The LG, he said, directed the concerned officials to ensure health facilities, adequate number of Doctors, nursing staff, sanitation staff, and duty officers on the Yatra routes.

Sinha, he said, also called for collective efforts of all stakeholders and inter-departmental synergy to ensure best in class arrangements and smooth conduct of yatra.

As per the spokesperson, the LG was briefed by concerned officers regarding the facilities along the yatra route, besides the arrangements in regard to water, power supply, sewage disposal, food and RFID counters at the yatri Niwas.

The yatra will commence on the Baltal and Chandanwari routes simultaneously from June 30.

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