DDC kishtwar visited Paddar to take appraisal of arrangements ahead of Annual Shri Machail Mata Yatra
Also interacted with local PRIs and listened their grievances
Kishtwar 26 June 2022.
District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kishtwar Ashok Sharma today visited the block Paddar of district Kishtwar to take first hand appraisal of the arrangements put in place ahead of the commencement of the Annual Shri Machail Mata Yatra 2022.
Enruote he inspected the common facility service sites for Yatries including designated Langar and Toilet sites.
He directed concerned executing agencies to expedite the pace of work to ensure the completion of works in stipulated time.
At SDM office Paddar, he conducted an interactive meetimg with local administration and PRIs.
DDC councilor Paddar Hari Krishan Chouhan , SDM Paddar Rishi Kumar sharma,BDO paddar Ravi Kumar, BMO Paddar Anil kumar besides other PRIs were present in the meeting.
During the interactive meet, the local PRIs highlighted various important issues regarding the smooth conduct of Yatra and Developmental scenario in shrine area.
The issues like installation of temperary toilets in the shrine area and enroute, maintenance of roads, registration of Yatries, Installation of solar lights from Gulab Garh to Machail and at langar and halts places, availability of Mobile network on the way to Machail, medical facilities, fixation of Bus fare from Gulab Garh to Kundail were threadbare discussed in the meeting.
After listening to their demands/issues, the District Development Commissioner Kishtwar informed them that about temporary toilet at six places would be installed from Thatri upto Gulab Garh Paddar to augument the existing facility so that pilgrims face no hurdles during Yatra.
He further informed the meeting that necessary directions have been given to concerned officers to put in place the necessary arrangements well before the commencement of Yatra which includes installation of Solar lights on reqiued places,establishment of zone wise health and security counters at various designated places, upgradation of road approaching to Shrine.
Besides DDC Kishtwar assured them district and local administration has made all the necessary provisions for the Registration of Yatries, installation of mobile towers for the pilgrims during the pilgrimage.
On the issue of fixation of bus fare in local routes like Gulab Garh to Kundail, DDC Kishtwar said that concerned officers/authorities have been given direction to ensure the implementation of same besides ARTO Kishtwar has been instructed to chalk out a comprehensive plan of traffic management during Yatra times for smooth and hassle free movement of vehicles.
Various other issued related to upgradation of developmental infrastrural in various Panchayats were also discussed .
DDC kishtwar further urged all the PRIs to work in tandem with local administration to make this holy Yatra a grand success.