June 29, 2010 4:42:43 pm
Two days ahead of the start of annual Amarnath yatra,Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Tuesday conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the track to the famous hill shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.
Vohra conducted an aerial surveillance of the Chandanwari-Panjtarni stretch of the Pahalgam Holy Cave track and visited Nunwan,Chandanwari,Sheshnag and Panjtarni camps to review arrangements for the pilgrimage.
The governor,also the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB),inaugurated a medical camp set up for pilgrims at Chandanwari enroute the 3,880 metre-high cave shrine.
Vohra flew from Srinagar to Pahalgam-Panjtarni early this morning and reviewed the arrangements at the Panjtarni Camp and later at Sheshnag.
At Sheshnag,whwere the second stage of the yatra begins,the governor met members of two Mobile Rescue Teams (MRT),comprising of J and K Police personnel. Each team comprises 10 experienced and well-trained mountaineers,who will be stationed at Sheshnag and Poshpathri to assist pilgrims.
The teams shall fix ropes along the dangerous stretches of the track between Sheshnag and Poshpathri today itself for ensuring safety of the devotees,an official spokesman said.
Later,the governor went around the Nunwan Base Camp for nearly two hours for an indepth review of logistical facilities and other arrangements set up for ensuring a smooth pilgrimage.
The governor has been monitoring the pilgrimage arrangements on a daily basis to ensure their completion within the envisaged time frame.
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