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Div Com’s review annual Amarnath Yatra-2021 preparations

Div Com’s review annual Amarnath Yatra-2021 preparations
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Call for fool-proof arrangements be placed for its smooth conduct

Srinagar/Jammu: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Wednesday chaired a meeting of officers to take stock of the arrangements to be put in place for smooth conduct of annual Shri Amarnath Yatra- 2021.
The meeting, among others was attended by IG CRPF, DC Srinagar, DIGs CRPF Operation, South and North Srinagar, Commissioner SMC, SSP Srinagar, CE R&B, CE PDD and other concerned officers. While as DC Ganderbal, DC Anantnag, concerned SSPs and other concerned from SASB also attended the meeting through videoconferencing.
During the meeting, the Div Com impressed upon acting on all directions on the ground in letter and spirit to ensure all arrangements are made available at all places for hassle-free conduct of the yatra.
During the meeting deficiencies faced during Yatra- 2019 were discussed threadbare and on spot directions were given to the concerned to ensure better facilities are made available in advance during the current year.
The Div Com emphasized on providing better mobile network, PF Hut accommodation, toilet facilities, health-care, LED lights, effective PAS system, parking facilities, pre-paid services, registration centers and better accommodation arrangements to yatris at all camps.
He directed concerned to ensure permanent toilet facilities are created enroute from Shaitani Nallah and at all designated points and road repairing and widening is completed well before the commencement of annual pilgrimage.
He said that teams of doctors with basic medical facilities shall remain available for pilgrims at all camp sites while as teams of NDRF and SDRF shall also be kept stationed at all landslide prone areas for rescue if any exigency like situation arises during yatra period.
The Div Com instructed concerned to ensure the permanent toilet facility works are taken up on priority under the Swacch Bharat Mission.
For smooth to and fro travel, the facility of helicopter service from Srinagar Airport to Baltal were also discussed during the meeting. Besides the Div Com also stressed on safe regulation of convoys, tagging of vehicles, addressing space issues and advanced asset creation is done to ensure better facilities are made available to yatris.
The Div Com also took stock of security arrangements and directed concerned to ensure fool-proof security arrangements including aerial surveillance through drones, night dominations, installations of CCTVs in all areas is held during the yatra period.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, also discussed the arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji yatra 2021, here at a meeting with concerned officers.
The meeting was attended by Director ULB, Additional CEO, SASB; SSP Security Jammu, SSP Traffic Jammu, Project Director NHAI, GM JKRTC, Deputy Director Tourism, ADDC Jammu, besides senior functionaries of JPDCL, Jal Shakti, PWD, JMC, FCS&CA, Health and other concerned while Deputy Commissioner of Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Ramban alongwith other concerned officers attended the meeting through video conferencing.
Threadbare discussions were held on various issues pertaining to accommodation for pilgrims, langer sites, security arrangements, publicity and the Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned officers to put in place all the necessary arrangements well in time.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned officers to identify accommodation sites and timely start cleanliness drives at these sites.
He also directed the Deputy Commissioner Kathua to establish a welcome centre, medical centre, control room at Lakhanpur besides identifying suitable sites for halting points, langer sites, installation of water coolers, ensure power supply and create sanitation units at different locations enroute.
The Divisional Commissioner also directed DC Ramban to identify sites for halting points, langer sites, shelter sheds and create sanitation units at different locations enroute. DC Ramban also asked to constitute multi member Quick Response Teams (QRTs) at various locations in the district which will work in any emergency situation. DC Ramban also directed for creating additional accommodation facilities for pilgrims which will help in case of road closure.
The Tourism department was directed to float tenders for repair and renovation works required at Yatri Niwas so that the same would be complete well before the Yatra. The Divisional Commissioner also directed the engineers of PWD to blacktop the road from canal head to Bhagwati Nagar (Yatri Niwas).
The Divisional Commissioner stressed upon all the officers to work in close coordination and put in place all the necessary arrangements well in time for smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2021.


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