Tuesday, May 1, 2012

100 Post Offices for Amarnath Yatra

CEO SASB concludes intensive tour of Amarnath yatra base campsChief government Officer (CEO) of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), Navin K Choudhary nowadays concluded his four days intensive tour of base camps throughout that he inspected the snow state of affairs and facilities for the upcoming Shri Amarnathji Yatra.Accompanied by Showkat Mir, Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Shahid, SP Ganderbal, Mohammad Yousuf, CEO Sonamarg Development Authority, K G Bamba, GM, Works SASB and different senior functionaries of the district administration, the CEO took stock of snow accumulation and condition of the infrastructure at the bottom camps of Baltal and Domail. It was informed that PWD has been able to open the road up to the bottom camp of Baltal solely 2 days back with nice issue as at some places, the snow is quite twenty to twenty five feet. thanks to significant snowfall this year, the Police Camp at Baltal has been fully drained and there's huge injury to different pre-fabricated structures. The CEO conjointly inspected the helipad where the present structures are nearly destroyed thanks to huge snow avalanches. in an exceedingly meeting with officers of involved departments at the bottom camp, he underscored the requirement for exertions and additional efforts for re-establishing these infrastructures.While conducting intensive tour to Nunwan, Pahalgam and Chandanwari, it had been observed that the snow accumulation is incredibly high beyond Chandanwari, though the road from Pahalgam to Chandanwari has been opened for vehicular traffic. thanks to significant accumulation of snow, the advance party of PDA couldn't reach Sheshnag and had to come back back. Even at the time of inspection, it had been snowing at Chandanwari and beyond. Mr Choudhary mentioned the specified action set up for clearing of track and erection of infrastructure facilities well in time for the yatra, which is able to begin on June twenty five. He conjointly issued directions for immediately beginning the work at Nunwan Base Camp. Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Kifayat Rizvi, SSP Anantnag, Ramesh Jalla, Mir Altaf, CEO Pahalgam Development Authority and different district officers accompanied the CEO and deliberated on the yatra arrangements. Meanwhile, Department of Posts can begin the registration of Shri Amarnathji Yatris on behalf of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board from might seven, 2012 and this may be a serious boon to the pilgrims. Hundred Post Offices across the country are identified during this regard. This facility are additionally to the 174 Bank Branches and via the net based mostly e-registration system already announced by the Shrine Board.According to Mr Choudhary, till last year the registration was done solely through J&K Bank and YES Bank. "In a serious initiative to produce convenience to the pilgrims for the registration, SASB has pledged with the Department of Posts for registration of yatris through choose post offices", he said.According to John Samuel, Chief Postmaster General, four Yatri Post Offices are established within the Yatra route for the advantage of the pilgrims. These Yatri Post Offices can give basic postal services, as well as letter post, registered post and speed post facilities to the pilgrims. "For quite twenty years these Yatri Post Offices are non-functional and through this year these are revived and created absolutely functional", he said, adding "during Shri Amarnathji Yatra special postal covers and movie post cards are brought out and that they are obtainable at Yatri Post Offices. These are necessary memento for the Yatris".

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Amarnath Yatra 2012 from June 25

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