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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a high-level meeting on Monday to take stock of the preparedness of departments and concerned agencies for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra.

The 62-day-long annual Amarnath Yatra will commence from the twin routes of Pahalgam in south Kashmir and Baltal in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district from July 1.

The Lt Governor took appraisal of the upgradation work of Yatra tracks by BRO, installation of safety railings on all vulnerable stretches, snow clearance, installation of Army Tents and strengthening of Telecommunication connectivity.

The Lt Governor directed the telecom service providers to enhance the network connectivity and increase the bandwidth along the Yatra route.

He also took stock of the works taken up by the Irrigation and Flood Control department.

He directed for higher resource mobilization and increasing the manpower to ensure the completion of all related works well before the commencement of the yatra.

Dr Raghav Langer, Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, Syeed Fakhrudin Hamid, Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Shyambir, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal and senior officials of other departments concerned also attended the meeting.

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