Advisor Kumar, CS review Yatra arrangements at Pahalgam

Top officials from State Government and Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) on Friday reviewed arrangements being put in place for smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra via Pahalgam route.

Besides Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar and Chief Secretary BVR Subramanyam, the CEO SASB, Umang Narula, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, IGP Kashmir SP Pani, District Development Commissioner, Anantnag Khalid Jahangir reviewed the arrangements at a marathon meeting.

The meeting was also attended by IG CRPF, DIG CRPF, SSP Anantnag, Director Health Services Kashmir, Chief Engineers of PDD, PHE, R&B, RTO Kashmir, Labour Commissioner, Deputy CEO, SASB and other district officers from departments concerned.

The Advisor urged the officers to work with synergy to ensure successful and smooth conduct of Yatra. He also directed for upgrading medical facilities like availability of sufficient ambulances, adequate supply of medicines, life-saving drugs and portable oxygen cylinders, hypo bags, structures.

The Advisor also directed to put in place a mechanism to ensure quality control of all services including langer services, bedding, tent services and other services for the Yatris.

The Chief Secretary directed DC Anantnag, Labour Commissioner and Deputy CEO SASB to issue unified bar-coded passes to employees deployed on duty, to labours, Pithoos, Dandiwallas, ponywallas and the Deputy CEO SASB will issue unique passes to Langarwalls and Safiwallas of SASB.

Earlier the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir through a power point presentation informed the meeting about arrangements being put in place by the departments. The Advisor, Chief Secretary along with other officers also visited Chandanwadi to take stock of the arrangements put in place. They also visited main gate Chandanwadi and access point Chandanwadi.