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Friday, 21 April, 2017, 13 : 00 PM [IST]

J&K Governor reviews Amarnath Yatra arrangements

N N Vohra, Governor, Jammu & Kasmir (J&K) reviewed the arrangements being made for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage scheduled to start from June 29.

He reviewed the arrangements under way for the Yatra from Lakhanpur Check Post to Jammu and there after up to Banihal Pass.

The Governor, who is also the Chairman of the Shri Amaranathji Shrine Board, visited Yatri Niwas at Bhagwati Nagar and chaired a meeting with officers of all the departments concerned to review the arrangements, an official spokesman said.

The Yatra is scheduled to commence on June 29 simultaneously along both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes to the Holy Cave Shrine.

For facilitating the stay of pilgrims at Jammu, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Pawan Kotwal, apprised Vora that a project had been prepared for air-conditioning the three storey building of the Yatri Niwas.

Governor directed Secretary Tourism to timely consider establishing a Food Court within or near the complex which offers a variety of cuisines to the pilgrims, and to set up Tourism Counters to encourage the Yatris to visit tourist destinations in and around Jammu.

He directed that an adequate number of On spot Registration Counters should be timely set up at Saraswati Dham and Jammu Haat, and to also keep a strict check on the fares of public transport from the transit camps to the registration counters. (Source: PTI)
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