To finalize arrangements for the smooth conduct of Budha Amarnath Yatra, Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Tariq Ahamad Zargar today convened a meeting with the district officers, trustees of shrine and prominent citizens, here today.
The Deputy Commissioner took a detailed review of security arrangements at the meeting.
The meeting also discussed issues pertaining to availability of essential services like power supply, drinking water, availability of LPG cylinders, medicare facilities, sanitation and accommodation were discussed in the meeting.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the officers to make elaborate arrangements for reception of the pilgrims, an official handout said.
He asked SSP Poonch to make liaison with other security agencies and hold separate meetings with them if necessary for elaborate security arrangements on the route from Bimer Gali (BG) to BudhaAmarnath Mandi.
The officers were directed to address other issues like accommodation and traffic regulation for smooth movement of the yatris.
Tariq Zargar also instructed EO, Municipal Council to maintain cleanliness and illumination facilities at Langer sites and around the places where yatris will stay so that they do not face any inconvenience.
"The Fire and Emergency Department was also directed to set up fire tenders at all the halting stations en route the shrine.
"Health authorities were asked to establish medical camps near shrine and also keep standby ambulances at strategic locations.
"Instructions were passed to the BRO authorities to expedite the resurfacing and for maintenance of damaged road stretches.
"It was decided in the meeting that a yatra officer would be nominated who shall coordinate with other concerned agencies and departments and supervise necessary arrangements at the shrine.
"It was also decided a committee of officers and prominent citizens will be constituted to coordinate and facilitate smooth conduct of yatra," the statement said.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajiv Panday, Additional Deputy Commissioner Gurvinderjeet Singh, ASP Sh.M.A.Mir, SDMs Surnkote & Mandhar, ACD Poonch, principals of concerned educational institutions, defence officers ,district health officer, ARTO, besides Executive Engineers of PWD, PDD, BRO, BSF and several district officers attended the meeting, it said.