Take due care of yatris: Wani to Admn

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 22: Minister for Roads & Buildings and Mechanical Engineering, Abdul Majid Wani toady visited Yatri Niwas here at Bhagwati Nagar-the Jammu base camp for Shri Amarnath Yatra, and took stock of the arrangements put in place by the administration there.
Interacting with the yatris, the Minister enquired about the facilities made available for them at the base camp. He asked the Yatris to feel free and at home in the State as the Government as well as people of the State are keen to extend every type of support to make the Yatra a success. He said that the situation in the State is getting normal with every passing day and tourists from across the world are coming in large numbers to enjoy the serene and magnificent beauty of Jammu and Kashmir.
He appealed the yatris to be the ambassadors of the State and spread the message of peace, normalcy and amity in their respective states so that more and more yatris come to pay obeisance at the revered Shrines of the State   He hoped that the day is not far when there will be no need of security to escort the yatris to the holy cave.
Appealing the civil society to come forward to make the Amarnathji Yatra a success, Mr. Wani said that it is possible with the joint efforts of civil society and administration.
The Minister also chaired a high level meeting of officers and got first hand appraisal of the arrangements prepared for the yatris. He directed the administration to make every possible effort for the comfortable stay of the yatris so that they do not feel any inconvenience.
Meanwhile, the Minister also reviewed the essential services scenario in Jammu region at a meeting at Civil Secretariat.
The Minister reviewed the power, water, health services scenario, besides the stock and supply position of ration in the region. He also reviewed the pace of progress and status of development projects, including those take up under roads, tourism, PHE,  UEED   ERA    sectors.
Among others, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Pardeep Kumar Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu A K Sahu, besides heads of line departments and senior officers of district administration attended the meeting.


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