Sinha e-inaugurates SASB Yatri Niwas in Chanderkote, Ramban
JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today inaugurated the Yatri Niwas of the Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board (SASB) in Chanderkote, Ramban, in virtual mode from the convention center, Canal Road, Jammu.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lieutenant Governor said today’s inauguration of Chanderkote Yatri Niwas is an important link in the administration’s efforts to stage a grand Yatra this year.
“The state-of-the-art facility, with a capacity of 3,600 pilgrims, will bring tremendous relief and comfort to the pilgrims of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra,” he added.
He observed that this picturesque Yatri Niwas spread over 23 canals is a milestone in Baba Barfani’s journey and every effort has been made to equip the establishment with all modern conveniences.
The completed project at a cost of Rs.47.00 crore is one of the fastest completed projects in UT.
Yatri Niwas has a group of 17 G+2 sized dorms with all modern facilities and features including barrier-free environment, modern toilets, fire extinguishing equipment, traffic signs, LED lights, etc. in all dorms.
Acknowledging the commitment of all those engaged in the construction of Yatri Niwas, tackling various constraints due to geography and terrain, the Lieutenant Governor commended the engineers, workers and civil servants for their tremendous efforts.
He also expressed his gratitude to IIT Roorkee for their significant contribution to the realization of this project.
“I have personally followed all the arrangements. This year, facilities have been developed for passenger accommodation at 8 locations in the Yatra waiting area,” he said.
He said improvements have been made at all levels to improve retention capacities, provide the best medical, sanitary and accommodation facilities, and in many firsts, offer pilgrims the convenience of performing Yatra in one. day by starting helicopter services on new routes.
To facilitate the arrival of the Yatris in Jammu, camps have been set up at the airport, railway station and bus stand which will issue RFID tags based on travel slip and map of identity. In addition, new shelters were built on the Baltal and Pahalgam axis. Improved medical facilities have been made operational to meet the emergency needs of Yatris.
Installation of a battery car will be provided for passengers on the 2.3 km distance of Baltal and Domel and a fiber optic cable has been laid throughout the Yatra route to provide dedicated telecom connectivity to pilgrims.
The Lieutenant Governor said Amarnathji Shrine Board Android Mobile App has been revamped and launched in 5 languages – Hindi, English, Punjabi, Gujarati and Telugu to facilitate Yatris with up to date information, notices etc.