JAMMU: Over 2,500 mobile toilets will be set up for the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, with most on the two routes to reach the cave shrine located at a height of 3,880 metres in the Himalayas, officials said.
Scheduled to begin on July 1, the 62-day-long yatra this year could see more pilgrims, they said and added that in total, 1,500 personnel will be manning the toilets from Lakhanpur in Kathua district to the shrine.
”Over 940 toilets will be set up at the Baltal axis and 1,345 toilets at the Pahlagam axis,” an official said and added that 1,370 personnel, including sanitation workers and supervisors, will be deployed for managing these toilets.
The officials said that an additional 120 toilets will be set up at the Yatri Niwas and at other locations in Jammu city. Lakhanpur, which is the entry point to Jammu and Kashmir, will also have more toilets this time, they said. Tenders for installation of the mobile toilets have been floated, the official said. (Agencies)