Srinagar: Div Commissioner Jammu directs DCs to increase lodgement capacity, activate EOCs
In Jammu and Kashmir, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumaron yesterday chaired a meeting of concerned Deputy Commissioners to review the arrangements in view of Amarnath Yatra suspension due to bad weather conditions.
Mr. Kumaron inquired about the number of yatris accommodated in five districts of the Jammu division including Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Ramban, and Udhampur.
He directed the concerned DCs to increase accommodation capacity in their respective districts and ensure uninterrupted water, and power supply to the lodgement centres and ensure that the EOCs (Control Rooms) function round the clock in all the districts.
The DCs were told to visit lodgement centres to oversee the provision of facilities to avoid any inconvenience to the pilgrims.
The Div Com also reviewed the status of the National Highway at Ramban and instructed DC Ramban and Project Director NHAI to mobilise adequate men and machinery to clear the road and maintenance of the traffic worthiness of the old road.
Worth to mention, around 6 thousand yatris have been lodged in Yatri Niwas Chanderkote, Ramban, six hundred in Udhampur, six thousand in Jammu, Twelve hundred in Samba and Eleven hundred in Kathua district.