Vaishno Devi pilgrimage: Quota of pilgrims coming from exterior J&Ok elevated to 500 per day

Tribune News Service

Jammu, September 5

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has elevated the quota of pilgrims from exterior Jammu and Kashmir to 500 per day from present 100 per day.

The every day variety of guests to the cave shrine has been restricted to 2,000 on account of Covid-19 pandemic.

The Shrine Board claimed that the pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, after its resumption on August 16, was continuing easily and selecting up tempo with every passing day.

Giving additional particulars, Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shrine Board, mentioned that the reserving by the devotees for Shradha Suman Vishesh Pooja had additionally commenced by on-line mode.

“The accommodations of the Shrine Board at Bhawan, Adhkuwari, Katra and Jammu have also been thrown open for the pilgrims, following all the prescribed SOPs,” Kumar added.

For the benefit and luxury of pilgrims, all different supplementary services arrange by the Board, just like the battery operated autos, passenger ropeway and helicopter companies, have been additionally working easily in adherence to social distancing norms and different precautionary measures.

Free langar (group kitchen) at Tarakote Marg and Prasad Kendra at Sanjichhat have additionally been operationalised by the Board for the power of pilgrims, in addition to opening of bhojanalayas (eating places) within the Shrine space, en route Bhawan.

Pertinently, devotees are allowed to undertake pilgrimage after registering by on-line mode with a view to keep away from any meeting on the yatra registration counters.

The COVID unfavorable check report of the pilgrims coming from exterior J&Ok and in addition from the purple zone areas of the UT is being checked on the helipad and the yatra entry factors at Darshani Deodi, Banganga, Katra, and solely

these with unfavorable reviews are allowed to maneuver in direction of Bhawan.


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