By Taazakhabar News Bureau
The annual pilgrimage to Lord Amarnath shrine situated at 13,500 feet in South Kashmir Himalayas in J&K will begin on July 2 and conclude on August 29 from both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes.
All pilgrims desiring to participate in the yatra will have to get themselves registered. All pilgrims will be issued a yatra permit for the day and the route of the journey.
The process of registration has started. Pilgrims can secure their permits from selected J&K Bank, P&B and Yes Bank branches.
Pilgrims traveling by helicopter need not register separately but are required to produce a health certificate in prescribed format at the time of boarding the helicopter.
Governor of Jammu and Kashmir N.N.Vohra, who is also Chairman of Amarnathji Shrine Board, reviewed the progress of ongoing works relating to arrangements for Amarnathji Yatra 2015 commencing from 2nd July 2015.
P.K Tripathi, the CEO of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), briefed the Governor on the status of ongoing works at Baltal Yatra Camp.
The Governor was informed that the Labour and Animal Husbandry Departments have started registration of Ponies, Pony-wallas and Dandi-wallas in Sonamarg to prevent unauthorized persons from crowding the narrow track.
The Sonamarg Development Authority has established temporary resting shelters and toilet facilities and is making arrangements for disposal of wastes collected during the Yatra. Arrangements have also been made to ensure uninterrupted water and power supply.
BSNL is working to ensure telephone connectivity at Baltal and the upper Camps before the start of the Yatra.
The Border Roads Organization has been asked to expedite the maintenance works on the road leading to Baltal. The State PWD is working round-the-clock to complete the restoration the Neelgrath-Baltal, Rangamorh –Baltal and Baltal–Domel roads.
Apart from these elaborate arrangements made to extend medical facilities to the pilgrims include the establishment of a 40- bed base hospital with specialist doctors at Baltal and Holy Cave.
There is a provision for X-ray and Pathological Laboratory facility at the base hospital at Baltal, Holy Cave, and Panjtarni. Oxygen cylinders are available at all Medical Aid Centers at Domel, Brarimarg, and Sangam. Army, CRPF, BSF and ITBP and ISM Department of the State Government have also been asked to provide addition, health facilities along the Yatra route.