Div Com (J) reviews arrangements for amaranth yatra

Jammu: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma Friday chaired a meeting of the heads of concerned departments and highway districts, Deputy Commissioners to review the arrangements being put in place to ensure smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2020.
The meeting was attended by IG Traffic, T Namgyal; SSP Traffic National Highways, J S Johar; SSP Security Jammu, S S Kotwal; Director ULB, Virji Hangloo; GM JKRTC, Swarn Singh; Director Health Services, Dr Renu Sharma; RTO Jammu, Dhananter Singh; Joint Director Tourism, Neelam Khajuria and other concerned.
Deputy Commissioners along with SSPs of Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Ramban attended the meeting through video conferencing.
A threadbare discussion was held regarding various arrangements for making the yatra successful. The Div Com emphasised the need for putting in place special arrangements this year in view of Covid-19 Pandemic.
It was informed in the meeting that all the pilgrims who will arrive in Jammu would be sampled and tested for Covid-19 as precautionary measure.
The Deputy Commissioners apprised the Div Com about the arrangements being put in place for Yatra in their respective districts. It was informed that district administrations have identified places for halting points in the districts, besides applications for langers are also being received in the districts.
The Div Com asked the DCs to put in place all necessary arrangements for successful yatra including accommodations, langers and other facilities for pilgri He asked DC Kathua to put in place arrangements for sampling of the pilgrims and identify places for their temporary stay in the district.
The Div Com asked DCs to ensure proper sanitization of langer sites, uninterrupted water power supply besides provisions of portable water, mobile toilets and security arrangements at langer sites and halting points in the districts. He also advised the DCs to make arrangements of packed food for pilgrims during Yatra.

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