LG visits Chandanwari, reviews arrangements for Amarnath pilgrims
STATE TIMES NEWS
CHANDANWARI: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday visited Chandanwari to take stock of facilities and arrangements for Shri Amarnathji pilgrims.
The Lt Governor also interacted with doctors, sanitation workers, volunteers, and people running community kitchen there.
As Shri Amarnathji Yatra has been resumed today morning from Chandanwari route, the Lt Governor reached the Chandanwari and sought detailed briefing on the various facilities and services being provided to the Yatris.
SASB notifies provision of direct heli-tickets from Srinagar to Panjtarni for Yatris
SRINAGAR: Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) has made arrangements for Heli ticket booking from Srinagar to Panjtarni for the pilgrims.
Earlier the Heli booking was available from Srinagar to Neelgrath/Pahalgam and from there the Yatri would need separate ticket for Panjtarni.
Now through the link www.heliservices.jksasb.nic.in direct tickets can be booked from Srinagar to Panjtarni and Panjtarni to Srinagar. The one-way fare from Srinagar to Panjtarni is Rs. 14500.
The Lt Governor also took a round of the DRDO hospital there and inspected the facilities. It was informed that the DRDO hospital is equipped with ICU beds with portable ventilators, Oxygenated beds, Non oxygenated beds, Triage, besides having seven Ambulances, Cardiologist, Pulmonologist, two Surgeons, four Orthopedicians and eight Medical Officers.
The Camp Director, Atul Kumar Gupta briefed the Lt Governor about amenities at the camp; Services of Ponywalas, Palikiwalas and Pithuwalas, arrangements for sanitation, water and food for the pilgrims.
It was informed that with regular meetings between Civil Administration, Police and Security Forces all arrangements from security & safety point of view have been ensured with perfect coordination among JKP, Army, CAPFs, NDRF, SDRF, SASB and Civil administration.
The members of the langar committees expressed gratitude to the Lt Governor for the elaborate arrangements made by the UT administration.
Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Dr. Piyush Singla, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag; Abdul Jabbar, DIG SKR, senior officers of Armed forces, Civil and Police administration besides Yatra officers were present during the visit of the Lt Governor.