Govt committed to provide world class facilities for pilgrims: LG

Interacts with Amarnath Shrine Yatra Langar, Bhandara Associations

New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, Sunday said that the Jammu and Kashmir government is committed to providing world class facilities for the pilgrims.

Sinha interacted with the members of various associations of Langars and Bhandaras, which serves the pilgrims during the annual Shri Amarnath Shrine Yatra.

As many as 20 members representing Shri Amarnath Burfani Langars Organization (SABLO) and Shri Amarnath Yatra Bhandara Organization (SAYBO) met the Lt Governor and discussed various aspects of the smooth conduct of the Yatra.

The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor, Nitishwar Kumar; Additional CEO SASB, Rahul Singh and Dy CEO Vikas Anand.

Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor observed that the UT Government is committed to providing world class facilities for the pilgrims, besides facilitating Langars and Bhandaras during the yatra to the Holy Cave.

“The holy Yatra is a symbol of compassion, spirituality, service, and peace. Continuous efforts are being made to make the yatra more comfortable, modern, and safe for the pilgrims”, he added.

The Lt Governor further informed the representatives of the associations about the substantial upgradation of facilities and infrastructure development for the Yatris achieved in the past two years.

He observed that three Yatri Niwas are being created to provide better boarding and lodging facilities to pilgrims on way to the Holy cave. These include Chandarkote Yatri Niwas coming up at District Ramban, which would provide accommodation to around 3200 yatris, besides Jammu Yatri Niwas and Srinagar Yatri Niwas with capacity of accommodation of 3000 and 2250 yatris, respectively.

The representatives of the Langar Associations appreciated the efforts of UT government and confirmed their active participation in the Yatra arrangements. They also offered their help through donations in terms of monetary as well as material resources required for the infrastructure. The associations also made certain suggestions for further improvement in infrastructure and facilities for pilgrims.

Earlier, Additional CEO, SASB, Rahul Singh briefed the gathering on the existing facilities and infrastructure of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.

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