DC reviews Budha Amarnath Yatra arrangements

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Deputy Commissioner Poonch Mohammed Harun Malik today reviewed the arrangements for Annual Budha Amarnath Yatra.
Various issues discussed in the meeting includes security arrangements, adequate power supply, medical and transport facilities, safe drinking water, accommodation and proper sanitation .
The meeting was informed that the yatra will commence on 8th of August and the first batch of yatris will arrive at Budha Amarnath on 9th of August and the Yatra will culminate on 16th of August with the departure of ‘Chari Mubarakh’ from Shri Dashnami Akhara Poonch.
The concerned Departments informed the meeting that all the facilities for the yatris will be provided by different ‘Sewa Samities’ enroute from Bimar Gali to Budha Amarnath. Dr. Bhalla was designated as yatra officer. While addressing the meeting, the DC exhorted upon all concerned Departments and stakeholders of Budha Amarnath Yatra to ensure foolproof arrangements for the smooth and successful conduct of the yatra. During the meeting PDD were asked to provide uninterrupted power supply while PHE were asked to arrange water tankers around the clock for yatris.
Stressing for providing better sanitation and cleanliness at the langer sites, the DDC asked Municipal authorities to arrange dustbin and temporary toilet facilities. Traffic police were asked to ensure free flow of traffic during the Yatra. The ARTO was directed to make arrangements for contingency vehicles in case of any emergency.
Chief Medical Officer was directed to make arrangements of mobile medical camps at identified places and ambulance facilities from Bimer Gali to Budha Amarnath Mandi.
The meeting informed that a control room would be setup to assist the pilgrims.
SSP, Poonch JS Johar, ADC Gurvinderjeet Singh, ACR Ashraf Choudhary, SDM Surankote, Tehsildar Surankote, BDO Surankote, Mandi, AD Food and Supply, ARTO, members of Budha Amarnath Yatra Committee and prominent citizens attended the meeting.

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