STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma on Friday reviewed the arrangements for annual Baba Buddha Amarnath Yatra 2019 here at a meeting. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, Director Tourism Jammu, Deepika Sharma, DIG, Vivek Gupta besides senior functionaries of concerned departments and members of religious organization and organising committee while Deputy Commissioners of Rajouri and Poonch attended the meeting through video conferencing. It was informed that the Yatra will commence on August 5 and the first batch of pilgrims will pay obeisance at the holy shrine on August 6, while the Yatra will culminate on August 16, 2019. The issues related to security, transportation, setting up of Langars, medical facilities, sanitation, water and power supply, traffic, lodging and boarding of pilgrims, publicity of Yatra were discussed in detail. The Div Com directed DCs of Rajouri and Poonch to ensure that all the necessary arrangements are put in place well in advance for smooth conduct of the annual pilgrimage. The Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned authorities to start making the arrangements needed to be made. He called for close monitoring and coordination among the concerned departments for making available adequate stocks of essential commodities, Medicare facilities besides cleanliness en-route to the shrine. Meanwhile, the Divisional Commissioner reviewed the progress on construction of bunkers along international border and LoC. Verma directed Deputy Commissioners of border districts to take strict action against the engineers showing poor performance in the construction of Bunkers on the border. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, senior officers of executing agencies, while Deputy Commissioners of Kathua, Samba, Rajouri and Poonch along with Engineers of PWD and RDD attended the meeting through video conferencing. The Div Com directed the DCs to personally monitor the construction of bunkers. The Deputy Commissioners apprised the Div Com that construction work is being hampered due to slow supply of construction material (cement, steel). The DCs concerned informed that 120 bunkers are at different stages of construction in Samba, while work on 298 bunkers in Kathua and 387 in Poonch is in progress.
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