SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), accompanied by Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer of the Board, conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the yatra route along the Baltal axis and visited the Holy Cave, Panjtarni, Baltal and Domel Yatra Camps and the Neelgrath Helipad.
At the Cave the Governor was briefed by the representatives of Army, J&K Police, CRPF, BSF, NDRF, SDRF, the Leader of the Mountain Rescue Team and Sachin Jamwal, Director, Holy Cave Shrine area and Rakesh Badyal Camp Director Holy Cave, regarding the arrangements being made on and along the track from Upper Sangam-Lower Holy Cave-Holy Cave for the smooth conduct of the Yatra from June 29, onwards.
Governor issued instructions to the Camp Directors at Holy Cave to ensure the pitching of tents, shops and Langars only in the areas designated in the Lay Out Plan and directed the Army and paramilitary units to recce the area, particularly the slopes above the Cave, to see that there were no loose stones on these slopes. Governor emphasized that proper sanitation arrangements should be ensured and the deep garbage pits should be dug to ensure the proper disposal of all biodegradable wastes.
At the Panjtarni Base Camp along with Ranjeet Singh, Camp Director and officers of Army, security forces and the officers of the various other concerned departments, Governor inspected arrangements for supply of power, water supply, proper installation of baths and toilets and treatment of their flows, dissemination of information through installation of PA system, maintenance of proper fire gaps, availability of firefighting equipment etc. He directed the Camp Director to personally supervise, daily, the status of the sanitation of 300 toilets being constructed and to ensure that regular doses of bacteria should be added by the agency responsible for ensuring sanitation. He further directed that rates of Porters, Ponies, Pithoos should be prominently displayed for the information of the Yatris and stressed the need to maintain close coordination amongst various agencies involved in the management of the Yatra and directed them to have regular meetings every morning and evening with all the security agencies, various departments and the stake-holders to ensure immediate resolution of any arisen problem.