DC Srinagar visits Yatra Transit Camp at Pantha Chowk to oversee arrangement for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra(SANJY)-2023

SRINAGAR June 20:- In order to assess the on-ground arrangements being made for the forthcoming Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra(SANJY)-2023, the Deputy Commissioner(DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad on Tuesday visited Yatra Transit Camp(YTC) at Panthachowk to ensure that all arrangements are put in place well in advance for the Yatries expected to perform darshan of Holy Cave during SANJY-2023.

During the visit, the Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by Superintendent of Police Headquarter, SP West, Chief Planning Officer, Sub Divisional Magistrate East, Joint Commissioner, SMC, Chief Medical Officer, Executive Engineers of R&B, PHE and PDD and other Senior Officers of Police and Civil Administration.

On the occasion, the DC inspected the recently created additional accommodation facility to upgraded facilities made for convenience of the yatries during their temporary halt at the transit camp.

The DC was informed that all requisite measures have been taken to ensure that every necessary arrangement including facilities like drinking water, electricity supply, sanitation etc have been made available at the Yatra Transit Camp before the commencement of the annual SANJY-2023.

While taking the Department wise review of the arrangements, the DC asked the R&B authorities to immediately take up the work for black topping of the Transit Camp premises and expedite other repair works.

 The Officers of R&B Department were also asked to install hoardings at the designated sites, besides way finding signages for the convenience of the visiting yatries.

Similarly, the PDD Engineers were asked to ensure proper power supply and back at the camp during the Yatra period besides a DG set for adequate capacity at the venue. In addition, they were also directed to install a sufficient number of high mass lights in and round the compound of the yatra transit camp.

The authorities of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) were directed to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness in the transit camp on a regular basis, besides deployment of sufficient staff at the camp for periodical cleanliness in and around the transit camp every day.

 The DC also directed for installing dust bins at different locations in the premises of the halt camp.

 The DC was informed that more than 250 mobile toilets and over 70 mobile wash rooms, 70 urinals have been kept available at the Transit camp for the convenience of the yatries, in addition to newly constructed public convenience facilities.

During the visit, the DC also inspected halt stations/prefab huts, public convenience facilities, proposed space for establishment of Langars, Water Management, installation of Stalls by local SHGs, etc. for the forthcoming annual Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra-2023.  

The DC also inspected the identified parking space for the buses ferrying yatries during their temporary halt at the facility and asked the concerned to ensure that an adequate space is kept available for the purpose.

While reviewing the arrangements being made for RFID and KYC registration, the DC asked the SDM East to take all required measures well in advance to ensure hassle-free and fast registration of the yatires during their temporary halt at Panthachowk Yatra Transit Camp.