Bhatnagar visits Baltal route, reviews yatra arrangements

Ganderbal:  Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar Thursday  visited Sonamarg and chaired a meeting of officers to review the ongoing arrangements for the smooth conduct of Amarnath yatra.

The Advisor was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, SDM Kangan, CEO, Sonamarg Development Authority, Executive Engineers of Jal Shakti, KPDCL and R&B besides other concerned officers of the police and CAPFs during the visit.

During the meeting, Advisor Bhatnagar took a detailed review of progress achieved on various ongoing arrangements and other facilities that need to be put in place for the convenience of yatris.

The Advisor also took stock of activities being carried out at Baltal base camp, Domail and cave in the meeting.

While speaking in the meeting, the Advisor exhorted upon the officers to keep all the necessary arrangements in place on time besides other required utilities should also be established at the camp as well as along the track route.

He directed the officers to ensure clean and hygienic toilet facilities to yatris and stressed upon all the concerned departments for ensuring proper quality sanitation facility at every camp location and maintaining cleanliness of entire track en-route to the Cave.

The Advisor also directed to put a mechanism in place to ensure quality control of all services including Langer services, bedding, tent services and other services for the Yatris. He further directed that tents should be erected as per approved layout plan and keeping into consideration all the safety standards.

Later, Bhatnagar inspected facilities and activities carried out on Baltal route to have firsthand appraisal of ongoing arrangements made for smooth conduct of yatra.

He directed the officers to ensure all requisite facilities along the track besides proper quality sanitation facilities and cleanliness of entire track en-route to the cave should also be maintained.

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