DC Udhampur reviews Shri Amarnath Yatra arrangements

Deputy Commissioner Neeraj Kumar today reviewed the arrangements for the annual Shri Amarnath Yatra.
The meeting reviewed in detail the arrangements being put in place by the district administration enroute from Tikri to Patnitop for the hassle-free Yatra including drinking water, power supply, sanitation, makeshift toilets, lodging and langar facilities, medicare, traffic and security arrangements.
The meeting was informed that as many as 35 transit camps with drinking water, electricity and toilet facilities have been identified for the lodging of yatris while 15 langers have been established by different Seva Samities enroute from Tikri to Patnitop. Deputy District Election Officer, Sapna Kotwal was made the Nodal officer.
The DDC stressed for close coordination among all concerned departments to ensure fool-proof arrangements for smooth and successful conduct of Yatra.
During the meeting, the PDD was directed to provide uninterrupted power supply and PHE authorities were instructed to arrange water tankers round the clock for the yatries.
Stressing on providing better sanitation and cleanliness at the langer sites, the DC asked CEO, Municipal Council to install dustbins and provide vehicles for the proper disposal of the garbage generated at langer sites and transit camps.
In order to avoid inconvenience to the yatris due to landslide during rainy days, GAMMON was directed to provide the necessary machinery and equipments and DSP traffic was asked to ensure free flow of traffic during the yatra. In addition to this, ARTO Udhampur was asked to provide contingency vehicles in case of any emergency.
The DC issued instructions to the officers of Legal Metrology, Food Safety and CA&PD departments to conduct regular market checks.
He said that a control room would be set up at Police Line in the district which would function round the clock for the assistance of Amarnath pilgrims and further directed all the essential departments to maintain close coordination with yatra control room for providing timely services to the yatris
Health department was asked to augment medical facilities and provide ambulances at Tikri, Rehmbal, Udhampur, Chenani and Kud.
SSP Suleman Choudhary, ADDC Arvind Sharma, ADC Angrez Singh Rana, ACD Joginder Singh Rai, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Subhash Dogra, Chief Medical Officer Chander Prakash, SDM Chenani and officers of PDD, PWD, PHE, CAPD, Municipal Council, representatives of NHAI, members of Amarnath Yatra Committee and prominent citizens attended the meeting.

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