Even as uncertainty prevails over Amarnath Yatra's dates, the government of Jammu and Kashmir is preparing to welcome the pilgrims. Preparations for the yatra which could take place after July 20 are in full swing both in the Jammu region and in the Kashmir valley.
For the last two weeks a series of high-level yatra meetings have been taking place at J&K. J&K BVR Subrahmanyam chief secretary reviewed plans for the yatra on Saturday. The chief secretary chaired a Sub-Committee meeting for Amarnath Yatra, which was established by the Supreme Court. The meeting also included top officials from the Union Territory administration.
The chief secretary, presenting at the meeting, said all the pilgrims would need to be checked for Covid-19.
According to the SOPs of the government of J&K, all incoming passengers in the territory of the union are screened and their report quarantined indicates they are negative. The same law will now extend to the pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra, too.
The chief secretary further said that this year's yatra will have to be conducted in a restricted manner so that during the yatra 's conduct the SOPs for Covid-19 are strictly adhered to.