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Principal Secretary Home reviews arrangements for Shri Amarnath Yatra

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Jammu May 27: Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra today chaired a meeting to review arrangements being put in place for Shri Amarnath Yatra 2019.

The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, IGP M K Sinha, IG Traffic, Alok Kumar, IG CRPF, A V Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu Ramesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Samba, Sushma Chouhan, Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, Piyush Singla and senior functionaries of concerned departments while Deputy Commissioner Ramban attended the meeting through video conferencing.

The Div Com gave detailed presentation on arrangements being put in place by different departments to ensure smooth conduct of Shri Amarnah Yatra 2019. It was informed that the yatra will commence on 1st June 2019 which will continue for 46 days and culminate on 15th July 2019. He also apprised about the Number of SRTC busses made available, number of halting points set up in Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Udhampur and Ramban districts, number of Langers enroute, Shelter Sheds, accommodation for pilgrims and other related arrangements.

IG Traffic briefed the meeting on status of NH and informed about the traffic plan formulated for smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Yatra. It was informed that the vulnerable landslide points have been identified so that preventive measures could be taken up besides adequate men and machinery has been pressed into service for improving and maintenance of national highway from Nashri tunnel towards Banihal by NHAI and other concerned agencies.

IGP Jammu informed the meeting about the security arrangements being put in place for smooth and peaceful conduct of the annual Shri Amarnath Yatra.

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