Underscoring the need for ensuring all preparedness before the commencement of the annual Amarnath pilgrimage from June 25, Jammu and Kashmir tourism minister Nawang Rigzin Jora urged the authorities to complete all works recommended by a high-level committee of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board in time for convenience of yatris.
Chairing a high-level meeting of officers convened to review the status of action taken on the recommendations of the committee, the minister asked the authorities to mobilise their field agencies and maintain close coordination for ensuring all arrangements in time.
The meeting reviewed pace of progress of various works like construction of impregnable gates at Chandanwari and Domel, upgradation of existing Rangamorh-Baltal-Domel road, widening and improvement works along Chandanwari-Holy Cave, establishment of transit camps along national highway from Lakhanpur to Sonamarg and Pahalgam, establishment of shelter units at various locations along yatra routes, strengthening of drinking water supply at Baltal, Panjtharni, Sheshnag and holy cave camps, besides strengthening of electricity infrastructure and healthcare facilities.
The officers gave a detailed report to the minister on the status of the works being carried out and assured him that all projects would be completed within stipulated time frame for convenience of yatris.
Adequate medicare arrangement will also be provided at all yatra camps from Baltal and Phalgam routes, the officers said.