District Development Commissioner Samba, S Rajinder Singh Tara today convened a meeting to discuss the arrangements for smooth conduct of annual Shri Amarnathji Yatra commencing on June 28, 2018.During the meeting, the DDC emphasized on making fool proof security arrangements for which SSP was asked to install special nakas, round the clock patrolling, CCTV installation at langar sites and other vital locations. Issues ranging from sanitation, supply of LPG cylinder at langar sites, readiness of fire tender and contingency plan in case of eventuality was also discussed in detail.The DDC also stressed on making adequate arrangements of sanitation, electricity, drinking water, lodging and other amenities for the Yatris. He directed the concerned to formulate comprehensive plans in advance for providing health, water and accommodation facilities to the pilgrims. A Coordination Committee was also constituted for keeping check on quality and rates of eatables in the market.
The meeting was informed that suitable additional sites have been identified in the district for the lodging of yatris with all necessary facilities of drinking water, electricity, toilet and sanitation in case of yatra halt.The DDC directed the police and security agencies to work out a foolproof security plan for adequate deployment of personnel at the places identified for establishment of Langars and accommodation of the pilgrims and along the Yatra route.He also directed for framing traffic management plan and make langar specific parking plan.It was decided that a control room would be established at DC office complex, information centre at Chichi Mata temple to synchronize efforts for providing all basic services to the pilgrims besides establishment of facilitation center for the convenience of yatris.DDC further directed DPO and EOs to ensure hygiene and cleanliness at langars and accommodation sites. SSP Anil Mangotra, SP Traffic Rural Jammu, ADC, ACR, ACD, CMO, RTO, EO, AD FCS & CA, Executive engineers, AD Tourism, DD Fire and Emergency Services and other officers attended the meeting.