Gear up men, machinery: Div Com to officers

The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Deputy Commissioners concerned and officers to gear-up men and machinery for hassle-free conduct of Amarnath Yatra.

Khan made these directions while reviewing arrangements put in place for the Yatra through Pahalgam and Baltal routes.

Deputy Commissioners of Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Ganderbal briefed the meeting regarding arrangements made by them in their respective districts.

The Divisional Commissioner took detailed review of issuance of bar and colour coded passes to employees, erection of signages on national highway and Yatra track, additional accommodation, medical camps with doctors and other facilities.

The Divisional Commissioner asked officers concerned to conduct safety audit of all accommodations for pilgrims and essential commodities on priority basis.

Deputy Commissioner Pulwama was directed to monitor status of the highway on daily basis, from Jawahar Tunnel to Baltal point, till completion of the Yatra.

Further, Khan directed the DC Pulwama to constitute teams which would ascertain and report the road condition and facilities along Jammu-Srinagar National highway and the trekking routes leading up to the holy cave.

Deputy Commissioners of Anantnag and Ganderbal were directed to monitor condition of Yatra track round the clock and send report to Divisional Commissioners office.