The Baba Buddha Amarnath Yatra which is dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva, is all set to be commenced from Saturday. Both Rajouri and Poonch district administrations have promised a multi-tier strategy to provide a tight security to the pilgrims.
Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with several other officials from civil administration has visited the Rajouri Transit Camp located near Dudha Dhari Mandirand and planned and reviewed a detail security arrangements for safety of the yatris.
8-10 Safaikaracharis on all the days of Yatra are also provided to keep the base camp clean while the Chief Medical Officer will take care about the proper healthcare facilities for the yatris. All the representatives from Baba Budha Amarnath Yatra committee are hugeli pleased with the arrangements put in place for pilgrims by the district administration. While there are nice preparations to welcome the yatris, Sunderbani is also decorated nicely for the halt of 1000 of Yatris.
Talking about the same the officials said, "The pilgrims will be received at Sunderbani, Nowshera where small camps are being set up by local organisations with the help of administration whereas the main yatra camp is being set up at Yatra Ground of Rajouri."
"Rajouri yatra camp is being set up with joint efforts of district administration, police, army and by Baba Amarnath Yatra Committee Rajouri," they added.
"After leaving from Rajouri camp every day, yatris will move to Poonch district where separate arrangements are being put in place by authorities with the help of local organisations where main camp is being set up at Dashnmi Akhada Poonch while arrangements are also being put in at Baba Budha Amarnath Temple at Poonch Mandi town," they stated further.
According to sources in the district administrations of Rajouri and Poonch, "Coordinated services of different departments including PWD, Municipal Committees, PDD, PHE, Health, Education and army as well as police will be utilised for putting in place all necessary arrangements for pilgrims"
"A multi-tier security will be put in place during yatra which include security of all camps and halt points, security and protection of yatra convoy, security and vigil on yatra route," sources said.
"Tight security will be put in place for a smooth conduct of yatra and security of pilgrims," AdSP Rajouri, Mohd Yousif was quoted while interacting with reporters.
Buddha Amarnath ji "Chattani" which is one of the ancient temples of the country, is located in the village of Rajpura in tehsil Mandi of Poonch district. Buddha Amarnath ji is located between the beautiful hills and valleys in the left of the river Pulasti. Every year thousands of devotees travel for miles to catch a single glimpse of the place.