Arrangements for Amarnath Yatra reviewed

Srinagar: The arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra which is slated to commence on June 29 were reviewed by the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) on Wednesday.

SASB Chief Executive Officer R K Goyal, Surinder Mohan Aggarwal, President, Baba Amarnath and Buda Amarnath Yatri Niyas (BAYN) and Karan Singh Charak, General Secretary of the Niyas performed a `pooja` at Panjtarni on the Chandanwari-Holy Cave track, a spokesman of the SASB said.

An agreement was reached between SASB and BAYN to perform `pooja` to avert any confrontation as the Niyas had threatened to start the Yatra two weeks ahead of the dates specified by the board.

Goyal and members of the BAYN flew to the spot from Srinagar in a helicopter and performed the `pooja` on the banks of Panjtarni amidst chanting of Vedic mantras, the spokesman said.

The CEO of the Shrine Board also reviewed the ongoing Yatra-related works at the Panjtarni camp which are progressing satisfactorily, he said.

Goyal issued instructions to all concerned to ensure that all the arrangements need to be positioned on ground as per the envisaged time lines, the spokesman added.