J&K Administration Starts Arrangements for Upcoming Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has started preparations for the upcoming annual Amarnath Yatra.

At a high level meeting, Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo on Tuesday reviewed preparations being made by the administration for smooth conduct of the yatra. This meeting was attended by senior officials of civil and police administration including the DGP, administrative secretaries, concerned deputy commissioners, representatives from Shri AmarnathJi Shrine Board (SASB), Border Roads Organisation (BRO), IMD, telecom service providers and Disaster Management agencies.

During the meeting, the Chief Secretary took stock of measures taken so far, by BRO regarding maintenance of tracks on both the Pahalgam and Baltal axis in the light of the Supreme Court directions.

He enquired from the DCs concerned about the disaster mitigation measures like on ground demarcation of flood prone and vulnerable zones and other disaster preparedness on part of the divisional administrations, as was done during 2023.

He called for demarcation of safe zones for holding of langars and tents for the pilgrims.

Dulloo also stressed on sanitation facilities during Yatra 2024. These included installation of requisite number of toilets and baths with provision of sufficient water supply, deploying sufficient number of sanitation workers and supervisors, carrying out scientific disposal of waste.

The Chief Secretary reviewed the measures to be taken by health, Jal Shakti, Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer (FCS&CA), husbandry, Power Development Department (PDD), India Meteorological Department (IMD), Information departments in providing hassle-free services to the pilgrims.

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