The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor’s administration is keeping a close tab on all essential services and requisite arrangements made for comfort and convenience of thousands of devotees who are thronging the region for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine.
Adequate facilities have been made by the government to ensure smooth conduct of the 62-day Yatra which began on Saturday from the base camps in Pahalgam and Baltal in Ganderbal district.
Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder Valley, the holy shrine of Lord Shiva stands at 3,888m, 46 Km from Pahalgam and 14 Kms from Baltal.
All arrangements with regard to basic amenities, healthcare and security have been put in place at the base camps and enroute the holy cave for devotees’ pious 62-day pilgrimage.
Widening of tracks, installation of safety railings at vulnerable stretches, elaborate security arrangements have been made for the convenience of the yatris this year.
For the convenience of the yatris, the yatra tracks have been widened and illuminated properly this time making the journey very easy and comfortable.
LG Sh. @manojsinha_ has appreciated the entire team for putting in their hard efforts and working day… pic.twitter.com/Kbdf4yKJ6m
— Information & PR, J&K (@diprjk) July 5, 2023
Emphasising that the world’s eyes are on Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha visited the Nunwan, Chandanwari and Baltal base camps recently and interacted with the pilgrims, service providers besides the administrative and security officials deputed for 2023 Amarnath Yatra.
The LG directed all the stakeholders to liaise closely with the team on the ground to ensure effective coordination on cutoff timings to enable the smooth conduct of pilgrimage and to also facilitate locals and tourists.
“Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra has contributed immensely to our composite culture in the last several centuries. The annual pilgrimage provides a perfect opportunity to showcase J&K’s priceless culture and historic transformation,” said the Lt Governor.
Four friends from Madhya Pradesh are all praise for quality food provided to them in Manigam Ganderbal Langer.@diprjk @ddnewsSrinagar @PIBSrinagar@ddnews_jammu pic.twitter.com/sFl6HsgbhK
— Information & PR, Udhampur (@dioudhampur) July 5, 2023
Sinha also took appraisal of various services like lodging, langar, power and water supply, sanitation, health and other facilities being provided to the pilgrims.
— Information & PR, Samba (@diosamba1) July 4, 2023
Meanwhile, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General Sujoy Lal Thaosen personally took stock of the security arrangements made for the ongoing Amarnath Yatra on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on Tuesday and also interacted with the pilgrims.
Continuing with his review of SANJY security arrangements amidst his visit to Baltal, @sthaosen, DG @crpfindia, accompanied the up convoy from Bhagwati nagar. He saw firsthand exchange of the convoy at Lamber, Banihal before proceeding ahead to Qazigund & Mirbazar camps. pic.twitter.com/DGCO7ayUIM
— 🇮🇳CRPF🇮🇳 (@crpfindia) July 4, 2023