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SANJY23 - Singla conducts tour from Chandanwari to Holy cave, reviews Yatra arrangements


 SANJY23 - Singla conducts tour from Chandanwari to Holy cave, reviews Yatra arrangements

Interacted with hundreds of Yatris, first hand appraisal of the facilities in place

Anantnag July 7

Dr Piyush Singla, IAS, Secretary to the Government, Revenue Department who has been designated as the Nodal officer for the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2023 on the Pahalgam Axis conducted an on-foot tour of the entire Yatra track from Chandanwari upto Holy Cave.

Reflecting on the conclusion of the tour, Dr. Singla emphasized the significance of the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, which attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to the valley, driven by their unwavering devotion to Lord Shiva. He stated that the purpose of the tour was to personally assess the existing facilities for the pilgrims and ensure a seamless and enriching pilgrimage experience. Dr. Singla further highlighted the tremendous efforts made to ensure the track's suitability for travel and the implementation of essential safety measures at critical locations. During his interactions with the Yatries, he received positive feedback regarding the arrangements in place.

During the tour, the Nodal Officer held discussion with various stakeholders including security forces, mountain rescue teams, fire fighting teams and reviewed the elaborate medical arrangements in place. 

Dr. Singla meticulously reviewed the quality of the way side amenities, toilet facilities, cleanliness of the track, and the arrangements made in the camps, as well as the provision of water and electricity. He engaged with various service providers, including Pony Wallahs, Pithus, and Bhandara owners, urging them to deliver their utmost in serving the Yatries.

Furthermore, Dr. Singla emphasized the robust availability of medical facilities at regular intervals along the Yatra track. He highlighted the utilization of RFID technology, which enables the monitoring of each and every Yatri, ensuring their well-being throughout the pilgrimage.


Dr. Singla's tour of the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra track exemplifies the Government's commitment to providing a safe and fulfilling pilgrimage experience for the devotees. His thorough assessment of the facilities and interactions with service providers demonstrate a proactive approach to addressing the needs of the Yatries with the implementation of advanced technologies.

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