SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday visited Amarnath Yatra transit camp at Pantha Chowk and interacted with the Shri Amarnath pilgrims.

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The Lt Governor enquired about the facilities being extended to the pilgrims, besides conveying his greetings and best wishes to the Yatris.

Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the visit, the Lt Governor said the administration is ensuring that the movement of perishable items does not face any hurdle and trucks are allowed during the notified time.

Officials to ensure fruit growers, farmers and dealers transporting perishable items like fruits & vegetables do not face inconvenience on the national highway. It is top priority of the administration to streamline the traffic for both Yatris and traders of fruits & vegetables, Lt Governor said.

He expressed satisfaction over the arrangements put in place for the convenience of the yatris.

“I truly appreciate and admire the contribution of the people of Jammu Kashmir to make this Holy Yatra successful, “said the Lt Governor.

The selfless service of civil society, volunteers and locals have made a huge difference in our effort to provide best possible facilities to the pilgrims, the Lt Governor added.

There is also perfect coordination among security forces. The number of pilgrims, who paid obeisance to Lord Shiva, has already crossed 50,000, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor also interacted with the volunteers and inspected various counters put up for extending assistance to the yatris.

Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir; Mohd Aijaz, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and other senior officers accompanied the Lt Governor.


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