STATE TIMES NEWS
KATHUA: The Lakhanpur corridor: the touchdown point for Amarnath Yatris entering Jammu & Kashmir via road has been turned into a Major Facilitation Centre by District Administration Kathua.
The gateway of Jammu & Kashmir has been revamped into a multi-facility centre for smooth transit of Amarnath Yatris for their next phase of journey towards Jammu base camp.
The reception centre has been set up for providing point to point information to the Yatris, who can also have food, drinking water, and resting facilities besides availing toilet facilities at Lakhanpur corridor.
A data centre has been established for proper record of the Yatris, who are already registered and need to undergo mandatory eKYC for issuance of RFID tags.
An arcade of stalls of government departments depicting local art and craft of Jammu & Kashmir, besides exhibits of AYUSH, Horticulture, Agriculture, NRLM SHGs have also been displayed for Sale.
Food stalls of different types are also established where devotees can get a taste of local delicacies.
Digital Screens installed by the Tourism department are catching the attention of visitors where the complete tourism profile of Jammu and Kashmir is being portrayed. Also, a Cultural stall by the Information Department is witnessing huge participation of enthusiastic devotees who are enjoying the popular devotional numbers.
A 24×7 Information help desk has also been set up to provide proper Yatra related information to the visitors.
A dedicated Health Centre has been established at Lakhanpur equipped with emergency medical services along with Covid testing facilities to meet up any contingencies.
On the occasion, DC Kathua Rahul Pandey said that Lakhanpur is all set to host the Yatris coming from different parts of the country. He said that elaborate arrangements have been made for smooth entry and transit of Amarnath Yatris. “The devotees can avail amenities besides RFID tagging facility established at Lakhanpur for the facilitation of pre- registered Yatris” he informed. The DC said that the district administration has also made a contingency plan to accommodate Yatris in wake of an emergency. He said as many as 31 Lodgement centres have been made operational which are equipped with all facilities required for a pleasant stay of Yatris. He said teams of district administration are on continuous watch for giving quality food, providing Sanitation facilities and security to the Yatris. He also said that the District Administration along with police, paramilitary & other security forces have made sufficient security arrangements to ensure smooth conduct of the yatra.