Road project connecting Shri Amarnath cave shrine will be approved this year; LG J&K
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday while addressing a gathering at Maha Shivratri fair at Jagti migrant Camp in Nagrota Jammu, expressed confidence that a road project connecting the Amarnath cave shrine will be approved this year as National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation has completed the preliminary project report.
Government of India’s NHIDCL has made it’s preliminary report on the route which would start from Pahalgam via Panjtarni and Sangam top to Baltal connecting holy cave shrine of Shri Amarnath Ji. I am confident that the project will be approved this year and the construction will be completed in next 4 to 5 years, he said.
Once the road is built, pilgrims from across the country and J&K will be able to visit and pay obeisance at the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, he said.
"There was an unfortunate incident during the yatra last year. I myself visited the yatra route. I have tried and I am confident that Amarnath route can be constructed the way the Char Dham road has been constructed," he added.
Sinha during a brief media interaction also spoke on the issue of protesting Kashmiri Hindu employees, he said, keeping in view Maha Shivratri Festival, full salaries of all PM Package and other minority community employees who have resumed their duties in the valley, have been released, he said.