Div Com Jammu reviews arrangement for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2021


Directs officers to put in place all necessary arrangements well in time

Jammu: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, here on Monday today reviewed the arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji yatra 2021, at a meeting of Heads of Departments concerned and directed the concerned officers to put in place all the necessary arrangements well in time.

The meeting was attended by Director, Health; Director FCS&CA; Additional CEO, SASB; SSP National Highways; SSP Traffic Jammu; Joint Director Information; Deputy Director Tourism; ADC Jammu; besides senior functionaries of JPDCL, Jal Shakti, PWD, JMC, Police, Hospitality and Protocol and other concerned, while Deputy Commissioners of Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Ramban alongwith other concerned officers attended the meeting through video conferencing.

Threadbare discussions were held on various issues pertaining to accommodation for pilgrims, identification of Langer sites, security arrangements and publicity. The Deputy Commissioners informed that sites for langer, halting points have been identified in their respective districts.

The Divisional Commissioner directed the Deputy Commissioner Kathua to establish a welcome centre, medical centre, control room at Lakhanpur. Necessary directions were also issued for installation of water coolers at entry points, besides provision of regular water, power supply and creation of sanitation units at different locations en-route.

The DC Ramban informed that sites for halting points, langers, Shelter Sheds have been identified in the district. He also informed that the district administration has constituted 18 multi member Quick Response Teams (QRTs)  in the district which will work in any emergency situation.

The Div Com asked the DC Ramban for creating additional accommodation facilities for pilgrims which will help in case of road closure.

The Divisional Commissioner directed all the DCs to ensure CCTV installations at langer sites in the district for vigil. He also directed DCs to grant langer permissions according to guidelines of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board. In view of Covid Pandemic, the Div Com directed the concerned officers to ensure sanitation at langer sites as well as at sanitary units.

The Urban Local Bodies Directorate was directed to arrange mobile toilet units for distribution of the same to districts for smooth conduct of Yatra. The Divisional Commissioner also asked the Tourism departments to formulate a publicity plan and share it with the concerned departments.

The Div Com also asked the National Highway Authority of India to share the work execution plan of Nashri to Banihal stretch of National Highway.

The Divisional Commissioner stressed upon all the officers to work in close coordination and put in place all the necessary arrangements well in time for smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2021.

Earlier, in another meeting with all the Deputy Commissioners of Jammu division through video conferencing, the Divisional Commissioner directed the DCs for constituting district level oversight committee for implementation of Supreme Court order dated December 2, 2020.