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Dr Singla reviews arrangements for ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra

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PANCHTARNI: Secretary Revenue and Nodal Officer for Shri Amarnathji Yatra via Pahalgam Axis, Dr Piyush Singla today held a virtual meeting with DC Anantnag, Dr Syed Fakruddin Hamid, and other government officials stationed at Panchtarni campsite to review arrangements for ongoing of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2023 to ensure convenient and smooth conduct of Holy Yatra.

During the meeting, the Nodal Officer expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the Yatra so far and appreciated the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders, highlighting their unwavering commitment to ensure the safety and comfort of the pilgrims. He also lauded the District Administration for their efforts towards ensuring a safe Yatra.

Dr Singla further said, “As the Amarnath Yatra progresses, we remain committed to closely monitoring the arrangements and addressing any challenges that may arise promptly. The collective determination of the authorities and stakeholders involved underscores their dedication to make this year’s Amarnath Yatra a resounding success.” 

He added that Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha and the Shrine Board are meticulously overseeing all the arrangements.

The Nodal Officer during the meeting also appreciated the ‘Yatra Mitra’ team for their relentless support and assistance in facilitating the smooth and clean pilgrimage journey for the devotees and contributing significantly to this year’s Yatra’s overall success.

During the meeting, Camp Director, Panchtarni, Thakur Sher Singh briefed the meeting about the current arrangements put in place to cater to the needs of the pilgrims, ensuring their comfort and well-being throughout the Yatra.

Deputy Commissioner Anantnag assured wholehearted support from the district administration to facilitate the Yatra and maintain a harmonious environment for all pilgrims. He said to ensure a fulfilling and comfortable pilgrimage, continuous monitoring of Yatra-related activities including security, travel, and sanitation is being undertaken.

Pertinently, ‘Yatra Mitra’ is an initiative of Camp Director Panchtarni and was launched during SANJY 2022, for providing a round-the-clock helping hand in shifting patients from Campsite to the Base Hospital, evacuation of patients from the Base Hospital to the Helipad for shifting to other hospitals through helicopter, guidance to the yatris to their desired destinations, and promotion of cleanliness.

The meeting among others was attended by Additional Camp Directors, Nodal Officer Sanitation, Incharge Base Hospital, Panchtarni, Commandant ITBP, Asst Commandant, BSF besides Union Presidents of Dandiwalas, Pitthoowalas, and Ponywalas also participated in the meeting.

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