Uttarakhand Tourism Minister announced a meeting to assess the arrangements made for Char Dham Yatra. Yamunotri temple is set to open its portals on 21 April – first of the four temples to open to the pilgrims. The minister desired all departments of the state to lend proper cooperation to lead a safe Char Dham Yatra, so pilgrimage happens smoothly.
Orders have been given to all departments to thoroughly check all yatra routes. “Police pickets, bulldozers, lighting, JCBs – these must all be arranged on either side of the Sirobagadh-Laambagadh slide zone. Information on sensitive zones must be conveyed to all district magistrates. The minister said, “The PWD and BRO have received limited funds and renovation of roads must be done as soon as possible.”
The minister stated State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) personnel would be deployed from Sonprayag to Kedarnath.
“Communication system including 3G must be paved by BSNL. Tourism department has been assigned duties for electricity and accommodation arrangements. A medical team will be deployed with SDRF, and another along the Lincholi to Sonprayag route. Police will take care of the controlled movement of vehicles. Jal Sansthan will make sure clean water is supplied to the pilgrims.
Additional chief secretary Rakesh Sharma, principal secretary S. Ramaswami and tourism secretary Umakant Panwar were present at the meeting.
News Src : Times of India, Dehradun
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