JAMMU, JUNE 29- Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Nisar Ahmed Wani, today convened a meeting of district officers, trustees of Shri Budha Amarnath Ji Shrine, prominent citizens, representatives of various religious organizations and social activists to review arrangements being put in place for the forthcoming Shri Budha Amarnath Ji Yatra .
Deputy Commissioner directed the officers to ensure that all necessary arrangements are made well in time for smooth conduct of ten day long Yatra commencing from August 17.
Apart from making foolproof security arrangements, issues pertaining to availability of essentials including rice, atta, sugar and LPG cylinders besides medicare facilities, sanitation, accommodation, power supply and drinking water facilities were discussed threadbare.
Deputy Commissioner directed the officers to make elaborate arrangements for reception of the pilgrims, security, accommodation and traffic regulation for smooth movement of the yatris. He also instructed the EO, Municipal Council to maintain cleanliness in and around the places where yatris will stay. The Fire and Emergency Department was directed to set up fire tenders at all the halting stations enroute Holy shrine. Besides, health authorities were asked to establish medical camp near shrine besides keeping standby ambulances at strategic locations.
Wani asked the BRO authorities to expedite the resurfacing of BRO maintained roads.
It was decided in the meeting that under the overall supervision of the Deputy Commissioner, a committee of officers and prominent citizens will be constituted to coordinate and facilitate smooth conduct of yatra.
Senior Superintendent of Police, J S Johar, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mohd Saleem Malik, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Shafeeq Ahmed Choudhary, Assistant Commissioner Development, Basharat Hussain besides Executive Engineers of PWD, PDD, officers of Army, BSF and several district officers attended the meeting.