Adequate Arrangements in Place for Amarnath Yatra Starting June 29: CS Atal Duloo

 Srinagar, June 22 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Atal Duloo on Saturday said that all necessary arrangements are in place for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra, which begins on June 29.

"This year, we have improved the facilities for Yatris to ensure they have a pleasant experience," Duloo told reporters after reviewing the preparations at Yatri Niwas Bhagwati Nagar in Jammu.

"We have increased the number of lodgement centers and expanded the holding capacity for the pilgrims," he added.

On Security arrangements, Duloo said that he is fully confident that all necessary steps will be taken, and the safety of the Yatris is top priority of Government.

Last year more than 4.5 lakh devotees took the holy darshan and this year the Yatra would commence on 29th June.

The Jammu and Kashmir Administration has made elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of Yatra including seamless registration, convoy movement, camping facilities, medical facilities, upgrading the tracks, providing power and water supply and mobile phone connectivity.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel 

On June 16, Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting to review security and logistics arrangements for Amarnath Yatra, in New Delhi

The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Lieutenant Governor of J&K, Manoj Sinha, Union Home Secretary, Director, Intelligence Bureau, Senior Army Officers including Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande and Chief of Army Staff (Designate) Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi, Director General of CAPFs, Chief Secretary & DGP of J&K and other senior officers. 

Shah instructed the security agencies to be vigilant and ensure sufficient deployment of security personnel for the Amarnath Yatra. He instructed establishing perfect inter-agency coordination for effective security arrangements including a well-established standard operating response mechanism.(KNS)

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