Advisor Baseer Khan reviews Amarnath Yatra arrangements

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SRINAGAR: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan reviewed arrangements made for the smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra, 2020 commencing from next month at a high-level meeting of officers here today.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, PK Pole, IGP Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag and representative of Amarnath Shrine Board joined the meeting through video conferencing.

The Advisor reviewed the status of all the arrangements like clearing of track, installation of lights, water tanks, toilets, generators, PSPs, Public Address System, communication towers and road signages before the scheduled date.

Baseer Khan also enquired about the deployment of medical teams, fire tenders, oxygen booths, temporary ration depots and service providers like tents, beddings, ponies and Palkiwalas for the yatra. He stressed that no dearth of essentials should be felt either by yatris or administrative facilitators deployed there.

All the Deputy Commissioners gave a detailed brief of the arrangements being made by their respective administrations. The Advisor was apprised by the DCs that most of the arrangements have already been done at the Holy cave and en route for the yatra and now they are giving finishing touches to the arrangements as per the standard practices. He was further informed that most of the works have been completed or are at the final stages of completion.

The concerned DCs informed the meeting that all the camp locations and facilities required there have already been finalized and worked upon. Moreover, the required men and machinery of all the concerned line departments is ready to move to the locations where they are scheduled to reach along with necessary supplies.

The Advisor directed the concerned officers to gear up their men and machinery to ensure adequate arrangements for the comfortable journey and stay of Yatris. He asked the concerned departments to make sure that the pilgrims do not face any hardship on account of basic amenities.

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