Union Home Secretary reviews arrangements for Shri Amarnath Yatra
New Delhi: The Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi reviewed arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2017 that is scheduled to start on June 29, 2017 from the twin routes of Baltal in Ganderbal district and Chandanwari in Anantnag district for a period of 40 days.
The review meeting was attended by the senior officers of MHA, Ministry of Defence, Union Health Ministry, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Department of Telecommunications, NHAI, DGs of CRPF, ITBP, BSF & SSB, Additional Director IB, Chief Secretary of J&K, DGP J&K along with CEO Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board and other officers of the Union and the State Government of J&K.
Detailed plans for telecom connectivity, health care, fire safety, electricity and water supply, weather forecasting and disaster management were reviewed by the Home Secretary.
Home Secretary also reviewed the detailed plans for all basic necessities including the security arrangements that have been put in place by the State Government of Jammu & Kashmir and J&K Police in tandem with various Ministries/Departments of Government of India, Indian Army and Central Armed Police Forces for all the Yatris and the service providers.
CEO, Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board stated that as on date 1.5 lakh Yatris have already registered for the Yatra. In addition, 25,000 Yatris have also booked helicopter services for the Yatra and the registration is continuously going on.