Principal Secretary to LG visits Pahalgam, takes stock of Amarnath Ji Yatra Preparations.* 

Directs officers to ensure smooth Yatra, Inspects Nunwan Base Camp 
Anantnag, 03 April :Principal Secretary to LG, Nitishwar Kumar, accompanied by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P. K Pole visited Pahalgam and took stock of the arrangements being put in place for smooth conduct of Sh. Amarnath Ji Yatra 2021 in a meeting with the concerned officers here.
At the outset, the Yatra Officer, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla briefed the principal Secretary about the Yatra Plan vis a vis security, accomodation, healthcare, food, drinking water and other facilities to be made available to the pilgrims.
He also briefed him about the steps being taken to execute the plan smoothly for successful pilgrimage to the Holy Cave.
 Assistant Yatra Officer, CEO PDA, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani apprised the meeting about the facilities available on Pahalgam axis besides the augmentation being made in wake of anticipated increase in number of pilgrims.
The Principal Secretary impressed upon the officers to install proper arrangements and facilities at all transit and base camps besides halting stations and along the routes to make the Journey of Yatries smooth and easy.
Kumar called for proper dress code of civil defence volunteers deputed for assistance of Yatries so they are easily identifiable besides setting up of special kiosks for Sim cards and other essentials.
To ensure proper healthcare for the pilgrims, he asked the concerned officers to establish quarantine and isolation centres besides augmenting the ventilator facilities at critical locations.
The meeting was also attended by SSP Anantnag, Additional ADC (S), Add CEO Shrine Board, SEs Jal Shakti, PDD, SDM Pahalgam, and other concerned officers of Civil, Security and engineering departments.
Later, the Principal Secretary made an onspot inspection of Nunwan Base Camp where Additional CEO, Shrine Board apprised him about the functioning of the camp.

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