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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday said that administration is sensitive to the needs of pilgrims, responsive and has ensured better arrangements for hassle-free Amarnath pilgrimage this year.

Sinha said this during his visit to Nunwan and Chandanwari Base camps in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

At the Nunwan Base Camp, the Lt Governor interacted with the pilgrims and reviewed arrangements for queue management, an official spokesman said.

In a review meeting held with the senior officers at the base camp, the Lt Governor discussed measures taken for comfortable stay, food, healthcare, connectivity, sanitation, water and other facilities for Yatris in case of bad weather.

The Lt Governor was briefed that the Camp Directors are holding regular meetings with service providers, stakeholders and additional lanes have been added at check-points.

He observed that administration is sensitive to the needs of pilgrims, responsive and has ensured better arrangements for hassle-free pilgrimage.

“I am extremely proud of entire team, Shrine Board, J&K Police, CAPFs, Army, BRO, NDRF, SDRF, Mountain Rescue Teams, service providers, citizens for commendable work and ensuring smooth conduct of Yatra. Through our solidarity, resolve and preparation, we’ll overcome any future challenges,” the Lt Governor said.

“Pilgrims from across the country and abroad are now the Brand Ambassadors of J&K. The economic activities associated with spiritual pilgrimage generate livelihood for the locals and spur tourist influx to the UT,” he said.

The meeting also discussed the deployment of security and police personnel, Doctors, medical staff, rescue teams, and the steps taken to facilitate the smooth movement of yatris.

During his visit to Chandanwari Base Camp, the Lt Governor interacted with pilgrims, sanitation workers, service providers and took stock of the arrangements.

Over 3 lakh record breaking number of pilgrims performed Amarnath yatra till Friday.

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