Maintain cleanliness along pilgrimage routes: Vohra
Amarnath Yatra 2011
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 27: The Governor N N Vohra, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), reviewed the Yatra arrangements here on Wednesday.
The Governor while chairing a high level meeting reiterated his earlier directions about the effective maintenance of sanitation and cleanliness at all the camps in the Yatra area and, besides, cleanliness along both the Yatra routes.
The Chief Executive Officer of the SASB R K Goyal informed the meeting that a good number of workers were currently engaged for carrying out cleaning on round the clock basis and, besides, all the camp directors have been asked to launch a week long special cleanliness drive in their respective camps and ensure the appropriate disposal of all bio-degradable and non-bio-degradable wastes. The Governor asked the CEO to ensure that all the camps are cleared of all types of solid wastes by August 20 i.e. within a week of the conclusion of the Yatra.
The Governor said that he shall be personally visiting all the camps in the coming days to view the level of cleanliness.
Goyal informed the Governor that the officials of the Shrine Board, various State Government Departments, Army, para-military forces and the State Police have been performing their duties in close coordination, for the smooth conduct of the pilgrimage. He added that the Shrine Board would be undertaking a post-Yatra review involving senior officials of each of the concerned agencies soon after the conclusion of the Yatra with a view to eliciting their views and suggestions for bringing about progressive improvements in the future Yatras.
The CEO informed the Governor that the Yatra to the cave shrine has been progressing satisfactorily on both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes since today morning.
The CEO stated that as per the Meteorological Department’s weather forecast for July 28 to August 1: there is a possibility of light rain/thundershower on 28th and 31st July and the sky is expected to remain partly cloudy on 29th _ 30th July and 1st August, 2011, in the Kashmir Division.
Goyal has advised all those who intend to visit the cave shrine to ascertain the obtaining weather conditions in the Yatra area and also have themselves checked for medical fitness before embarking on this arduous pilgrimage.
The details of weather forecast are available on the website of the Indian Meteorological Department, at (www.amssdelhi.gov.in).
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