The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir recalling the Amarnath Yatra that commenced in the auspicious month of Shravan on June 30, 2022 and culminated on Rakshabhandan on August 11, 2022 with Chhari Mubarak ceremony, did an assessment on the performance of the yatra this year. Before commencement, he said, a Pratham Pooja was organised on 14th June, 2022. Around 3.65 lakh RFID tag registered people attained darshan of Shri Amarnath ji Cave this year.
If you look at the past five years of yatra, the LG said, this year’s yatra had the most pilgrims. A natural disaster occurred because of which, the yatra had to be halted for two-three days. He said, he would like to congratulate all his colleagues associated with the management of the yatra, in particular, the army, secular forces, administration, Shrine Board, NDRF and SDRF, as each member worked hard to revive the yatra in just a few days after the disaster. For the 43-day yatra period, the weather turned bad for almost 20 days.
The toilets and sanitation arrangements were increased by 240% compared with previous years. Availability of bed and hospitals were doubled by 190%. Two temporary hospitals of DRDO at Baltal and Chandanwadi base camps were set up which helped the administration in saving the lives of many people. RFID tags provided great convenience in tracking. Rapid Assessment System was also placed to take feedback of the pilgrims. About 92-93% people were in appreciation of the facilities and management of the yatra. The Lieutenant Governor expressed his gratitude to the Shrine Board and J&K administration personnel, J&K police, Army, Security Forces, and most of all to the local residents, for making the 2022 Amarnath yatra successful.
– News Desk, Kashmir Ahead