Amarnath yatra 2012: J&K Guv for advance planning

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has asked all the agencies to plan in advance the necessary arrangements for the next year’s Amarnath yatra.

Updated: Oct 16, 2011, 18:27 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN
Vohra has asked all the agencies to plan in advance the
necessary arrangements for the next year’s annual Amarnath
yatra.

There was a need for advance planning to put in place all
the required arrangements well in time for ensuring greater
comfort of the yatris alongside ensuring effective management
of the pilgrimage, Vohra said at a meeting here yesterday.

Vohra emphasised the importance of checking
registration status of the pilgrims before permitting them to
proceed to the base camps to ensure against avoidable
difficulties faced by them.

The Governor, who is also Chairman of the Shri Amarnath
Shrine Board, had convened a meeting of top officials
including State Home Secretary B R Sharma and DGP Kuldeep
Khoda.

Several important issues relating to the management of
pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath were discussed
at the meeting, an official spokesman said.

He said issues like improvement of track conditions,
sanitation infrastructure and improved weather forecasting
methods were discussed.

The spokesman said threadbare discussions were held on
how to effectively manage the flow of pilgrims across the
check barriers at Chandanwari and Domel along the Pahalgam and
Baltal routes respectively.

"Strengthening of access control systems at all the
camp locations and the need for enhancing awareness of the
Board’s yatra advisories, particularly those relating to
undergoing a medical checkup were also discussed," he added.

PTI