GANDERBAL: In view of ensuing annual Shri Amarnathji Yatra (SANJY) 2023, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shyambir today convened a meeting of district officers to review the arrangements being put in place from Baltal to Holy Cave.
At the outset, threadbare discussion was held regarding the preparations and arrangements by various departments including provisions of water and electricity, Medicare facilities, sanitation, drainage, verification and registration of service providers, firewood, security, status of ongoing works and other related arrangements.
The officers from all concerned departments apprised the DC about preparations and progress of works going on en-route to Holy Cave.
While reviewing the arrangements, the DC directed officials to ensure better planning and coordination among the departments at all levels besides early execution of all development works for the smooth conduct of Yatra.
While reviewing dumping of essential commodities, AD FCS&CA Ganderbal informed that supply of essential commodities like atta, rice, sugar, kerosene has been received at main granary Ganderbal which shall be dumped on identified granaries soon.
The Health department was asked to start a health camp with all necessary staff and medicines at Baltal as various departments and labourers are already carrying out various activities with regard to Yatra there.
The DC gave necessary directions for timely registration of service providers whose police verification is already cleared.
Similarly, mobile service providers were directed to ensure mobile network is live up to holy cave by end of this month without any fail.
He exhorted for maintaining sanitation and cleanliness and sufficient public convenience/toilets at base camp Baltal and other halting places of Yatries en-route to the Holy Cave, efficient drainage system with well laid paths besides ensuring adequate water supply and restoration of 24×7 power supplies along the route to Holy cave.
Additional District Development Commissioner, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani; Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mehraj-ud-Din Shah; ACR, SDM Kangan, ACD, Executive Engineers of Jal Shakti, PDD and I&FC and other officers of line departments attended the meeting.