The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday directed to widen the walkway for the Amarnath Yatra to be held every year. According to the instructions, cement tiles will be installed from Baltal on foot. The administration hopes that about six lakh people will be involved in the yatra this year. An official spokesperson said that these instructions were issued in the tenth meeting of the high-level committee of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board chaired by Chief Secretary BVR Subramanian.
The annual pilgrimage starts in June-July on the 36 km long Pahalgam route in Anantnag district and 14 km long short route in Ganderbal district and runs to Raksha Bandhan in August. The official said that the Chief Secretary reviewed the preparations for a clean, smooth and safe journey. He said that Subramaniam also reviewed the condition of advancement of the road on both the routes.
Along with this, the Chief Secretary also reviewed the provision of drinking water, light, LPG, ration medicine and mobile connectivity at various places along with temporary camps, shelter sites, health and medical camps. Hoped the arrival of devotees and instructed to fix the system.
Last year, only 500 passengers were allowed every day
Due to the corona virus epidemic, last year only 500 people were allowed to go on this journey for the Amarnath Yatra. Actually, there was talk of canceling this yatra but the government had to bow down in front of the reverence of the devotees and then after discussion, 500 passengers were allowed to visit Bab Barfani everyday.
There was a meeting of a sub-committee constituted by the Supreme Court to start the Amarnath Yatra (Amarnath Yatra 2020) in Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary BVR Subramaniam. After the meeting, it was decided that due to Coronavirus Pandemic, the Amarnath Yatra will be done in a limited manner this year.