Srinagar: Two days ahead of the start of
annual Amarnath yatra, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra
on Tuesday conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the track to the
famous hill shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.
Vohra conducted an aerial surveillance of the
Chandanwari-Panjtarni stretch of the Pahalgam Holy Cave track
and visited Nunwan, Chandanwari, Sheshnag and Panjtarni camps
to review arrangements for the pilgrimage.
The governor, also the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine
Board (SASB), inaugurated a medical camp set up for pilgrims
at Chandanwari enroute the 3,880 metre-high cave shrine.
Vohra flew from Srinagar to Pahalgam-Panjtarni early this
morning and reviewed the arrangements at the Panjtarni Camp
and later at Sheshnag.
At Sheshnag, whwere the second stage of the yatra begins,
the governor met members of two Mobile Rescue Teams (MRT),
comprising of J and K Police personnel. Each team comprises 10
experienced and well-trained mountaineers, who will be
stationed at Sheshnag and Poshpathri to assist pilgrims.
The teams shall fix ropes along the dangerous stretches
of the track between Sheshnag and Poshpathri today itself for
ensuring safety of the devotees, an official spokesman said.
Later, the governor went around the Nunwan Base Camp for
nearly two hours for an indepth review of logistical
facilities and other arrangements set up for ensuring a smooth
The governor has been monitoring the pilgrimage
arrangements on a daily basis to ensure their completion
within the envisaged time frame.