DC briefs PRIs, civil society members about arrangements

DC Kishtwar inspecting arrangements for Machail Mata Yatra.
DC Kishtwar inspecting arrangements for Machail Mata Yatra.

Shri Machail Mata Yatra
Excelsior Correspondent
KISHTWAR, July 17: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kishtwar Ashok Sharma today held an interactive meeting with PRIs and civil society members at Paddar and briefed them about the arrangements put in place for the smooth and hassle free conduct of Annual Shree Machail Mata Yatra 2022.
Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC), Sham Lal; ACD Atul Dutt Sharma; SDM Paddar, Dr Rishi Sharma; Tehsildar Paddar, Rohit Kumar; BDO Paddar Ravi Kumar; Xen PHE, Ajay Talwar; BMO Paddar, Dr Anil Sharma besides concerned district and sectoral officers remained present in the meeting.
During the interactive meeting, the DC briefed in detail the arrangements put in place by the district Administration to facilitate Yatries, besides sought valuable suggestions of PRIs and Prominent persons for the smooth conduct of the annual yatra and all the suggestions were noted down.
He further informed that comprehensive and fool proof plans have been formulated for security arrangements, establishment of additional toilets, temporary shelter Sheds en-route the shrine, uninterrupted Drinking water and power Supply,issuance of langar permissions, provision of sanitation, Traffic and parking management, notification of Bus fare, installation of complaint Boxes, Helicopter facility to make the Yatra of pilgrims safe and smooth.
Hoardings and signages are being installed at designated places with information about the Medicare facility, ATM, Langer etc for the Yatris besides explaining about Dos and Don’ts to be observed during the pilgrimage, he briefed during the meeting.
Discussion about registration process of Yatris, execution of development works started for the smooth conduct of Yatra was also held during the meeting.
Regarding the construction of Bailey Bridge at Kundhail, the DC informed that the restoration work was going on a war footing and the bridge would be completed well before the start of Yatra.
He urged the local civil society members, departmental heads and PRIs to work in tandem to make this Yatra a grand success.