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Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra – J&K Administration ready to conduct the yatra

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Jammu. The 62 days long Annual Amarnath Yatra will commence on 1 July and will culminate on 31 August, 2023. J&K UT government is all geared up to conduct annual Shri Amarnath yatra. For innumerable devotees all over the world, the pilgrimage to the holy cave of Baba Amarnath ji is a cherished life-long dream.

The officials of Amarnath Shrine board are working hard to ensure that the requirements of pilgrims are taken care of during the yatra.

The yatra would commence from Pahalgam in the Anantnag district and Baltal in the Ganderbal district of J&K. The registration for the yatra in J&K started on 17 April. The registration process started on both online and offline modes.

Better arrangements for the devotees have been made compared to last year. Whatever number of devotees visit J&K, the administration is ready to host them and a good number of devotees is being expected this year.

From the security point of view, three tier security arrangements will be provided to the yatra. Drones and CCTV cameras will be used for surveillance during yatra to avoid any untoward incident.

J&K government is seeking additional 250 companies of paramilitary forces from the Ministry of Home Affairs for the smooth conduct of yatra.

To discuss the arrangements for forthcoming Amarnath Yatra 2023 in the district Udhampur, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sachin Kumar Vaishya convened a meeting of functionaries of stakeholder departments in the Conference Hall DC Office complex.

Detailed deliberations were held on the arrangements which include establishment of lodgement centres, Setting up of langers, Medical facilities, Drinking water facilities, provision of Electricity, Installation of temporary and fabricated toilets, Sanitation, Traffic management, Security arrangements, Setting up of control room, Checking of rates, Installation of departmental stalls, Deployment of magistrates, constitution of Coordination Committees, Emergency Response Mechanism, Installation of signage boards.

SSP Udhampur was asked to ensure adequate security arrangements by deploying police personnel and lady police at vulnerable locations, lodgement centres, transit camps, and langer sites.

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