Jammu, Apr 25 UNI | 3 months ago

The first batch of Amarnath Yatris will be flagged off from the base camp Yatri Niwas on June 27 in this winter capital of the state.

"First batch of yatris will be flagged off on June 27 from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar," Shantmanu, Divisional Commissioner Jammu said while reviewing a high level meeting here yesterday.

Principal Secretary to Governor R K Gupta also attended the meeting.

Annual Amarnath pilgrimage would be starting from both Pahalgam and Baltal tracks from June 28.

Mr Shantmanu stressed upon the need for greater synergy and coordination between the civil administration, police, security forces, shrine board authorities and other concerned departments to ensure that the required arrangements are put in place well in time.

"To ensure the quality and rates of eatables and other essential commodities during the yatra period, especially along the national highway, directions have been issued to the officers of different departments to conduct regular inspection of market to check overcharging by the shopkeepers during the yatra days," said the Divisional Commissioner.

Meanwhile, aspects related to yatra registration, accommodation, transport, free langers, renovation of Yatri Niwas, security arrangements, uninterrupted supply of electricity, adequate water supply besides lodging and boarding centres for yatris in Jammu were also discussed.

(Posted on 25-04-2014)