Governor reviews yatra arrangements
Srinagar, July 12: Governor N N Vohra, who is also the Chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, reviewed the movement of the Yatris to Amarnath Cave Shrine at a meeting with R K Goyal, Chief Executive Officer, and other officers of the Shrine Board here on Tuesday, a Raj Bhawan spokesman said.
“Taking note of the improvement in the weather conditions in the Yatra area and the subsequent smooth movement of the Yatris on both the Pahalgam and Baltal routes, the Governor reiterated the need for twice a day inspection of the sanitation arrangements at the Base camps and all the camps along the tracks, and at the Cave Shrine,” he added.
The Governor, according to the spokesman, asked the CEO to immediately provide additional toilets at Sheshnag, Panjtarni and in the cave area, keeping in view the number of pilgrims who had visited these three camps in the past 12-days.
“The Yatra been progressing satisfactorily today on both the Baltal and Pahalgam tracks and over 10,000 Yatris had paid obeisance till today afternoon,” the spokesman said.
Giving further details of the forecast provided by the Meteorological Department, he said that the sky will remain partly cloudy on 13th, 15th and 17th July, 2011. However, light rain is expected on 14th July while as the forecast for 16th July is generally cloudy sky with light rain/thundershower.
The CEO once again advised all Amarnath pilgrims to ascertain the to-date weather conditions in the Yatra area before embarking on the pilgrimage. The details of weather forecast are available on the website (www.amssdelhi.gov.in) of the Indian Meteorological Department.
The CEO also reiterated his earlier several appeals regarding the adherence to the Board’s Advisories (Do’s and Don’ts) and added that the Yatris must not stop at places which are marked by warning notices; must not smoke or carry/consume any kind of narcotic or alcoholic substance; not to use slippers, as there are steep rises and falls on the route to the Cave Shrine.
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