Kashmir chief reviews Amarnathji Yatra arrangements
Srinagar, April 17 (Scoop News) –Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon reviewed arrangements for smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath ji Yatra commencing in June 2012. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Baseer Ahmed Khan, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shoukat Ahmed Mir, Deputy Inspector General of Police, CKR, AG Mir, DIG Traffic, DIG CRPF, DIG BSF, Chief Engineer PMGSY, Director Health Services Kashmir, Chief Conservator Forest, Senior General Manager BSNL, Joint Director Fire & Emergency Services, Kashmir RT Dubey, Superintending Engineers Mechanical, Hydraulic, EM&RE, Sr. Superintendent of Police Telecom Kashmir, SP Ganderbal and other senior officers of the state, divisional and district administration.
Deputy Commissioners of Anantnag and Ganderbal apprised about the action initiated with regard to arrangements, by different departments. Div Com directed that all arrangements should be in place by 1st week of June. He directed Chief Engineer PMGSY to ensure that the road from Pahalgam to Chandanwari is re-opened by 23rd April and also asked Superintending Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department to ensure snow clearance on the 3.5 kms road upto Baltal within a period of one week. Instructions were given to SE Electric to ensure that electric supply for Sonamarg is restored on an urgent basis. CAPD was asked to ensure adequate supply of essential commodities during Yatra and especially availability of LPG. JKTDC was asked to ensure that adequate accommodation in huts and tents is made available for the officials, tourists and locals besides Yatries. SASB would ensure that while according permission to the Langerwalas it would be ensured that they maintain fire gaps and arrange fire extinguishers to avert any mishap. Joint Director, Fire Services and Coordinator, Disaster Management Kashmir were directed to conduct fire safety trainings for Langerwalas. Div Com stressed on ensuring proper management of liquid and solid waste during Yatra, to conserve the fragile ecology of the area. He gave specific directions to both the Deputy Commissioner to ensure that no lavatory is allowed to be set-up near any water body and nalla. Stringent action would be taken against any department which would violate these instructions. Div Com asked BSNL authorities to ensure that the communication facilities are setup as soon as Army, BSF, CRPF and Police conduct the reccee of the Holy cave. Health Department was asked to ensure adequate number of doctors especially specialists at base camps along with paramedical staff and ambulances. This year 900 portable oxygen cylinders would be provide instead of 300 last year and 100 cylinders would be kept as reserve, to meet any contingency. Div Com also reviewed the action taken report in respect of the recommendations of the High level Committee constituted for management of Shri Amarnathji Yatra. All the departments were asked to submit their action plans, as well as contingency plans to Div Com within a period of one week. Div Com directed that the deadlines fixed for ensuring that all arrangements are put in place, should be adhered to and the next review would be held by Div Com at Chandanwari and Baltal, in the last week of May.
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