J&K Governor calls for steps to further improve Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar: Describing this year's Amarnath Yatra as "successful", Jammu and Kashmir Governor and chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) NN Vohra on Saturday called for short and long term measures to further improve management of the annual pilgrimage.

"Based on the experience of this year's Yatra, both short and long-term measures are required to be taken for bringing continuous improvement in the management of the pilgrimage to facilitate the Yatris," Vohra said, addressing a post-Yatra review meeting.

Nearly four lakh pilgrims from across the country visited the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas during the two-month long pilgrimage which concluded on August 5.

The Governor expressed satisfaction over incident-free and smooth conduct of yatra this year.

He observed that despite adverse weather conditions, track clearance work and setting up of required logistical facilities for devotees had been accomplished in a time-bound manner this year.

He said that all this became possible with complete coordination and synergy between various agencies like the state administration, police, Army, SASB and all the stakeholders.

The Governor asked the chief executive officer of SASB BB Vyas to come up with a set of recommendations so that short and long-term initiatives could be taken for the management of the Yatra.

Bureau Report