J-K Governor discusses Amarnath Yatra arrangements with Chief Secy

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Srinagar, Jul 2 (UNI) A day after Jammu and Kashmir government cancelled the land allotment order to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) and took over the yatra arrangments, Governor N N Vohra today held a detailed meeting with the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP).

An official spokesman said Mr Vohra held detailed discussions with the Chief Secretary S S Kapur and later, with the Director General of Police Kuldep Khoda to identify issues on which the SASB would focus attention, in close coordination with all concerned agencies.

Earlier, the arrangements for the ongoing two-month-long Shri Amarnathji Yatra were reviewed by Mr Kapur and Mr Khoda besides the various concerned Civil, Police and Tourism Department officers, who visited the base camps and the Cave Shrine.

The visiting officers has interacted with the functionaries of the SASB, local level representatives of various government agencies, pilgrims and langerwalls.

They also went round the camping sites and reviewed availability of various facilities like drinking water, electricity and medicare.

During their inspection of the pre-fabricated huts and toilet blocs, they expressed satisfaction over the present level of arrangements and gave on-the-spot instructions for further improvement.

The Chief Secretary and the DGP also reviewed the security arrangements and traffic management on the pilgrimage route from Srinagar to Baltal.

During their interaction with pilgrims, the team led by Chief Secretary secured valuable feedback on the available facilities and assured the yatris that every possible effort would be made to make their Pilgrimage comfortable for, men and women, old and young, hailing from various parts of the country.


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