The Chief Executive Officer Amarnath Shrine Board, (SASB) Umang Narola on Monday chaired a meeting to review the arrangements for the smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra – 2019 at Nunwan Base Camp.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag Khalid Jahangir, ADC Anantnag, CEO PDA, G.M. Works SASB and other district officers.
The CEO impressed upon the officers to ensure that all arrangements must be put in place well before the commencement of the Yatra.
He directed SE PDD to ensure proper electricity arrangements and lighting of track from Chandanwardi onwards, also to tourism sheds, medical camps & other critical spots including emergency evacuation track. In addition, the PDD was asked to keep additional Gen-sets available.
The CEO also directed Exen R&B to complete mecadamization from Pahalgam onwards by 20th of this month. He instructed SE, PHE to ensure water supply arrangements at Transit Camps in advance. The CEO also directed that tents should be pitched at earmarked places as per layout plan, besides maintenance of fire gaps, installation of fire extinguishers and all other safety measures be strictly adhered. He directed CMO Anantnag to deploy sufficient manpower at all halting stations and ensure availability of life-saving drugs, oxygen cylinders and critical care ambulances. He stressed to maintain the cleanliness of transit camps, all halting stations and of the track.
CEO directed CEO Pahalgam to keep a special focus on proper sanitation. CEO PDA informed that railing of 7000 feet has been erected and the rest of the works would be completed by June 20 2019. The CEO further directed ADC&PD to keep sufficient stock of rice, atta, sugar, K. Oil & LPG available. He also directed DGM BSNL to expedite the installation of towers and ensure the functioning of BSNL Network urgently.
Earlier, the DDC Anantnag appraised the CEO about the preparation being made for the smooth conduct of the Yatra. He stated that additional transit camp has been set up at Gulab Bagh besides, additional accommodation facility with intake capacity of around 800 people has been identified at Vessu. At Jati four prefabricated structure are to be erected and one building of R&B at Qazigund is also being used for accommodation purpose, the DDC added.