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DDC Anantnag reviews Yatra arrangements at Nunwan, Chandanwadi base camps

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ANANTNAG, JUNE 04:  The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag Khalid Jahangir today chaired a meeting at Nunwan and Chandanwadi base camps with the line departments to review the arrangements to be put in place for Amarnath Yatra 2019.

The CEO PDA, CMO Anantnag, SE PDD, Xen R&B, EO MC Pahalgam, representatives of Tourism, Forest, PHE Departments & Shri Amar Nath Shrine Board were present in the meeting.

The CEO PDA appraised DDC about the snow clearance on track from Chandanwadi to Holy Cave and informed that snow has been cleared from Pishoo top to Zojipal. He added that the labours are on the job of snow clearance from Zojipal to Sheshnag, Sheshnag to Woavbal top and the track upto MG top will be cleared within 10 days.

The DDC directed CEO PDA to ensure snow clearance of the track, necessary repairs and renovation of the track, repairs at tentage sites Sheshnag, Panjtarni and Holy Cave upto 15th June 2019 so that other facilities including drinking water, power supply by Gen Sets, installation of toilets, bathrooms, dumping of essential commodities like rice, sugar, K.oil, Choker, firewood, LPG and medical facilities can be ensured before the upcoming SANJY-2019.

The DDC directed CMO Anantnag to ensure all the medicare facilities including oxygen cylinders at identified locations, life-saving drugs, availability of doctors and paramedics round the clock at all the halting stations and ambulance services at Base Camp Nunwan and Chandanwadi. The CMO informed the meeting that 12 doctors will be made available at medical aid camp at base camp Nunwan. At Chandanwadi Hospital medical facilities like ECG, X-Ray, Oxygen, Lifesaving drugs in adequate quantity will be made available by the Health Department with senior doctors from state and outside the state. Moreover, such facilities will be made available at all Transit Camps and halting stations.

The DDC directed SE PDD to ensure uninterrupted power supply at Base Camp Nunwan and Chandanwadi and to arrange high-quality Gen Sets at Transit Camps and halting stations like Pishoo Top, Zojipal, Sheshnag, MG Top, Poshpatri, Panjtarni and Holy Cave and to ensure the installation of high mast lights.

The DDC also directed the Forest Department to cut down the Russian Poplars inside and outside at base camp Nunwan, availability of firewood at Chandanwadi, Sheshnag and MG Top. The Xen R&B was directed for immediate macadamization of the road from Ashmuqam to Pahalgam.

The PHE Department was directed to provide 580 water connections for Bathrooms and toilets at Base Camp Nunwan and also to provide 146 PPs at the site. The representative of Shrine Board was asked to complete all necessary repairs of the fabricated huts at Base Camp Nunwan.

The DDC later visited Base Camp Nunwan, tentage site, Langer site, STP at Nunwan. He also visited Chandanwari to take stock of the arrangements to be put in place for the ensuing SANJY-2019. He also visited main gate and directed Xen R&B for early completion of truss work of the main gate. He also visited Langer sites and access point  Chandanwari, 25 bedded hospital, Sanitation works, power and drinking water facilities, functioning of toilets and other facilities to ensure smooth conduct of the Yatra.

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