Kailash Mansarovar route to be cleared by May 25

Pithoragarh: District authorities on Tuesday claimed to get the Kailash Mansarovar route cleared by May 25 for the religious voyage to begin from June 1. The track route up to Nabhidhang inside the Indian territory will be cleared of all obstacles by May 25, district magistrate CMS Bisht told reporters here.

Bisht on Tuesday held the first review meeting for the Kailash Mansarovar yatra, attended by district and police officials representatives of KMVN, ITBP, BSNL, and BRO. This year, the yatra from June 1 to September 25 will be in 16 batches, he said. The DM instructed SDM Dharchula Abhishek Tripathi to inspect the route. For communication during the religious trip, BSNL will provide five satellite mobile set each to KMVN and ITBP, he added.

"We will install a wireless control room at base camp Dharchula besides providing satellite sets to all policemen on security duty," said AS Takwale, superintendent of police pithoragarh district. The services of 18 doctors and same number of pharmacists will be made available to the pilgrims during the yatra this year, Chief medical officer of the district SC pant informed.