Advisor Bhatnagar visits Nunwan Base Camp, reviews Yatra arrangements



ANANTNAG: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Wednesday visited Nunwan Base Camp, Pahalgam and reviewed the arrangements being put in place for the smooth conduct of Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2021.
The Advisor was accompanied by DDC Chairperson Anantnag, CEO, Pahalgam Development Authority, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Anantnag, Additional SP CRPF, officers and other senior officers during the visit.
Advisor Bhatnagar impressed upon the officers to keep all the necessary arrangements in place for the smooth conduct of yatra besides other required facilities should also be made available at the camp as well as along the track route.
He stressed upon all the concerned departments for ensuring proper quality sanitation facility at every camp location and maintaining cleanliness of entire track en-route to the Holy Cave. He asked them to ensure proper disposal of wastes through Solid Waste Management.
The Advisor also directed to put a mechanism to ensure quality control of all services including Langer services, bedding, tent services and other services for the Yatris. He further directed that tents should be erected as per approved layout plan and keeping into consideration all the safety standards.
Advisor Bhatnagar asked the officers to expedite the pace of work on the Civil Hospital as the place has a limited working season. He also discussed the requirements for effective traffic and Yatri conduct as well as security augmentation measures. The Advisor also impressed upon the officers that deworming facilities for animals especially ponies should be put in place at designated locations besides Power backup for smooth functioning of STP at base camp should also be made available.
He asked the officers for improved teamwork and coordination within the Departments to deal with contingencies on the ground.
He also resolved many issues on the spot and also took cognisance of issues raised by the DDC Chairman.