POONCH: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Shantamanu, today chaired a meeting of district level officers to review arrangements for smooth conduct of ten day long Shri Buddha Amarnath Yatra commencing from August 01.
Shantamanu took stock of arrangements with regard to adequate availability of essentials including rice, atta, sugar and LPG cylinders besides medicare facilities, uninterrupted power supply and clean drinking water facilities.
Reviewing the preparations, he asked the administration to make elaborate arrangements for reception of the pilgrims besides taking care of security, accommodation, sanitation and traffic regulation for smooth movement of the yatra. He also instructed the Municipal Council to maintain cleanliness in and around the places where yatris will stay so that the visitors may not face any inconvenience. The Fire and Emergency Department was directed to set up fire tenders at all the halting stations enroute the Holy Place. The food safety department was instructed to keep a check on food adulteration.
Deputy Commissioner, Sajad Ahmed Khan, Sr. Superintendent of Police, Shamsheer Hussain Choudhary, Assistant District Development Commissioner, Arvind Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mumtaz Ali Chowdhary, Assistant Commissioner Development, Showkat Mehmood Malik, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Shafeeq Ahmed Choudhary, Yatra Officer Poonch, Hitesh Gupta, Yatra Officer Mandi, Jagdish Singh, Chief Education Officer, Abdul Hamid Fani, Superintedent District Hospital, Dr Niaz Chouhan, Xen of PHE, PDD and PWD, besides, several district officers attended the meeting.