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Guv reviews facilities for Amarnath pigrims at Pantha Chowk transit camp

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Srinagar, Jul 07: Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is also the Chairman Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, Sunday visited the transit camp at Pantha Chowk to review the facilities made available for the pilgrims, an official spokesman said.

He said the Governor was accompanied by Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh; Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB); Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Muneer Ahmad Khan, ADGP Law and Order; S P Pani, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir and Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar.

During his visit, Governor inspected the medicare arrangements, lodging, ‘langar’ (kitchen), power and water supply, sanitation, transportation, 24×7 control room, traffic plan, security and other essential facilities available for pilgrims in the transit camp.

Governor emphasized on maintaining coordination among all the departments and agencies concerned for the smooth conduct of the annual Yatra and ensuring that the pilgrims are provided best possible facilities. He directed all officers to ensure that every pilgrim is provided the required guidance and assistance for completing Yatra without facing any inconvenience.

Governor interacted with pilgrims and inquired about the amenities being provided by the administration. Pilgrims expressed complete satisfaction over the arrangements made by the State administration for their comfortable stay at the transit camp, spokesman said.

Governor also interacted with the media-persons and reiterated that the annual pilgrimage is conducted with the support of the local people of Kashmir and praised their role in ensuring the smooth conduct of the Yatra.

Governor observed that the State government is committed to provide quality, round-the-clock and hassle-free facilities to the pilgrims for the successful conduct of the Amarnath Yatra.

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