Governor reviews security arrangements for Yatra at Pahalgam, Sheshnag camps

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, June 23: Governor N N Vohra, Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, accompanied by CEO of the Shrine Board, Umang Narula reviewed security arrangements at Pahalgam (Nunwan) base camp, Chandanwari and Sheshnag for the forthcoming Yatra.
At Sheshnag camp the Governor reviewed the security and other arrangements being made to receive the pilgrims at the Yatra camp, who  would start arriving on  June 28. Governor directed the camp director and other functionaries to particularly ensure effective sanitary arrangements in respect of the functioning of toilet and bath units and the day to day cleaning of the camp area.

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After Sheshnag, Governor visited the Pahalgam Helipad where he inaugurated the newly constructed Waiting Hall for the Yatris who would be travelling by the helicopter to Panjtarni. He appreciated the Pahalgam Development Authority’s initiative to establish this facility which will be beneficial for all the pilgrims and tourists visiting Pahalgam. Thereafter, Governor, accompanied by CEO and Additional CEO Shrine Board; DIG South Kashmir; DIG CRPF; and DC and SSP Anantnag proceeded by road to Chandanwari and inspected the ongoing works to upgrade the Chandanwari Access Control Gate. He also visited the area where langars, shops and other facilities are being set up.
After Chandanwari, Governor returned to the Nunwan (Pahalgam) Yatra base camp and held a meeting with Central Armed Police Forces, representatives of the Army, Police and all concerned Divisional and District level officers.
Governor reviewed, in detail, all important matters relating to the security of movements of the pilgrims and of the service providers who had already started arriving. He specifically directed DIG, South Kashmir, to ensure complete coordination with CRPF, BSF, ITBP, Army and the Traffic Police and secure adequate advance information about all Yatra related vehicular movements from Banihal onwards, both towards Pahalgam and Sonamarg.
Vohra also reviewed the status of water supply, electricity, rations including cooking gas, firewood and medical facilities at each of the Yatra camps visited by him. He directed the concerned officers to ensure that all toilet and bath units, at every camp location, are effectively connected with waste disposal systems.


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