Chief Secretary and DGP visits Amarnath base camps

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Srinagar, Jun 30 (UNI) Hours after the Jammu and Kashmir government took over yatra arrangements following Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) withdrew its request for forest land, State Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP) visited Baltal and Pahalgam base camps.

An official spokesman said today on the instructions of Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Chief Secretary S S Kapur, DGP Kuldeep Khoda, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Mehboob Iqbal along with Director Tourism Farooq Shah today visited Baltal, Holy Cave and Pahalgam to take stock of the arrangements made for the yatris and facilities available to them at various stations.

Mr Kapur also convened a meeting of officers at Pahalgam and Baltal to review the facilities and requirements for the yatris.

He impressed upon the officers to work with more dedication for the smooth and hassle the free Pilgrimage.

Mr Kapur said government plays a crucial role in the success of the Yatra, adding that it is therefore the responsibility of all those connected with the Yatra to ensure that the yatris do not confront with any difficulty on the approach routes upto Holy Cave.

The Chief Secretary while interacting with the yatris informed them that the people of Kashmir are actively helping to ensure smooth and successful conduct of Yatra.

He said Kashmiris have always extended their all possible help to the yatris.

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