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
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
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.