Governor reviews arrangements at Amarnath cave, base camps in Kashmir Himalayas

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Monday conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the Amarnath yatra route along the Baltal axis and visited the Holy Cave, Panjtarni, Baltal and Domel Yatra Camps and the Neelgrath Helipad.
Governor reviews arrangements at Amarnath cave, base camps in Kashmir Himalayas
Governor reviews arrangements at Amarnath cave, base camps in Kashmir Himalayas

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Monday conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the Amarnath yatra route along the Baltal axis and visited the Holy Cave, Panjtarni, Baltal and Domel Yatra Camps and the Neelgrath Helipad.

"At Holy Cave, the Governor was briefed by the representatives of Army, J&K Police, CRPF, BSF, NDRF, SDRF, the Leader of the Mountain Rescue Team and  Sachin Jamwal, Director, Holy Cave Shrine area and Rakesh Badyal Camp Director Holy Cave, regarding the arrangements being made on and along the track from Upper Sangam-Lower Holy Cave-Holy Cave for the smooth conduct of the Yatra from 29th June onwards," said an official handout.

Governor issued instructions to the Camp Directors at Holy Cave to ensure the pitching of tents, shops and Langars only in the areas designated in the Lay Out Plan and directed the Army and Para Military Security units to recce the area, particularly the slopes above the Holy Cave, to see that there were no loose stones on these slopes. 

Governor emphasized that proper sanitation arrangements should be ensured and the deep garbage pits should be dug to ensure the proper disposal of all bio-degradable wastes.

At the Yatra Camp locations, Governor interacted with the Service Providers and those who are involved in repairing/improving the tracks, providing Ponies, Pithoos, Palkis and other services for the Yatris. 

"While conveying his greetings on the special occasion of Eid-ul- Fitr he informed them that Group Insurance for all Service Providers and Yatris has been enhanced to Rs. 3.00 lakhs from the existing Rs. 1.00 lakh," said the handout.

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