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Srinagar: DC visits Yatra Transit Camp to oversee preparations for annual Amarnath Yatra-2023

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In order to assess the on-ground arrangements being made for the forthcoming 62-days long Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra beginning on July 1, the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad on Tuesday visited Yatra Transit Camp at Pantha Chowk in the outskirts of Srinagar to ensure that all arrangements are put in place well in advance for the Yatries expected to perform darshan of Holy Cave.

On the occasion, the DC inspected the recently created additional accommodation facility to upgraded facilities made for convenience of the Yatris during their temporary halt at the Transit Camp. He was informed that all requisite measures have been taken to ensure that every necessary arrangement including facilities like drinking water, electricity supply, sanitation etc have been made available at the Yatra Transit Camp before the commencement of the annual SANJY-2023.

While taking the Department wise review of the arrangements, Mr. Asad asked the R&B authorities to immediately take up the work for black topping of the Transit Camp premises and expedite other repair works. The Officers of R&B Department were also asked to install hoardings at the designated sites, besides way finding signages for the convenience of the visiting Yatris.

The PDD Engineers were asked to ensure proper power supply and back at the camp during the Yatra period besides a DG set for adequate capacity at the venue. In addition, they were also directed to install a sufficient number of high mass lights in and round the compound of the Yatra Transit Camp.

The authorities of Srinagar Municipal Corporation were directed to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness in the transit camp on a regular basis, besides deployment of sufficient staff at the camp for periodical cleanliness in and around the transit camp every day. He also directed for installing dust bins at different locations in the premises of the halt camp.

During the visit, the DC also inspected halt stations/prefab huts, public convenience facilities, proposed space for establishment of Langars, Water Management, installation of Stalls by local SHGs, etc. for the forthcoming annual Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra. He also inspected the identified parking space for the buses ferrying Yatris during their temporary halt at the facility and asked the concerned to ensure that an adequate space is kept available for the purpose.

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