Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra, chairman Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), on Saturday visited the Sheshnag and reviewed the security and other arrangements being made to receive the pilgrims at the Sheshnagyatra Camp.
This year the yatris will start arriving from 28th June. Vohra directed the camp director and other functionaries to particularly ensure effective sanitary arrangements in respect of the functioning of toilet and bath units and the day to day cleaning of the Camp areas.
After Sheshnag Vohra visited the Pahalgam helipad where he inaugurated the newly constructed waiting hall for the Yatris who would be travelling by the helicopter services to Panjtarni. He appreciated the Pahalgam Development Authority’s initiative to establish this facility which will be beneficial for all the pilgrims and tourists visiting Pahalgam.
Thereafter, Governor, accompanied by CEO and additional CEO Shrine Board, DIG South Kashmir, DIG CRPF and DC and SSP Anantnag proceeded by road to Chandanwari and inspected the ongoing works to upgrade the Chandanwari access control gate. He also visited the area where Langars, shops and other facilities are being set up.
After Chandanwari, Vohra returned to the NunwanYatra base camp and held a meeting with central armed police forces, representatives of the army, police and all concerned divisional and district level officers.
Vohra reviewed, in detail, all important matters relating to the security of movements of the pilgrims and of the service providers who had already started arriving. He specifically directed DIG, South Kashmir, to ensure complete coordination with CRPF, BSF, ITBP, Army and the Traffic Police and secure adequate advance information about all Yatra related vehicular movements from Banihal onwards, both towards Pahalgam and Sonamarg.