JK Governor reviews development projects of Mata Vaishno Devi
Katra/Jammu, April 05 (Scoop News) - N. N. Vohra, Governor, today visited the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji and took stock of the various ongoing development projects launched by the Shrine Board for expanding and upgrading the facilities for the pilgrims, as well as for the beautification and protection of environment of the entire tracks in the Yatra area.
The Governor, who is the Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, paid obeisance at the Sanctum Sanctorum and prayed for peace and prosperity of the State. He was accompanied by Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady, Navin Kumar Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari, Additional CEO, Mrs. Sheetal Nanda, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, Atul Goel, SSP Reasi, Mohan Lal, SP Katra, senior Board Officers and others.
The Governor asked the CEO to improve the pace of construction of Pony Stand and immediately commence work on the New Locker Complex in the Bhawan area, both of which were lagging behind the envisaged completion schedules. The 4-storey Pony Stand, being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.57 crore, will provide space for about 350 ponies. The 4-storey New Locker Complex, estimated to cost Rs. 2.40 crore, will provide about 3000 Lockers. He also asked the CEO to early identify suitable sites for creating additional locker complexes. He was apprised that the construction of Parvati Bhawan (at the main Bhawan), with a capacity of around 150 beds, is scheduled to be completed this year. The Governor stressed the completion of all projects within the envisaged time frames.
The Governor discussed with the CEO and the Additional CEO of the Board various facets of the comprehensive plan formulated to upgrade infrastructure from Katra to the
The Governor was briefed that the work on the dedicated mule track from Katra to Adhkwari is going apace and would be completed shortly. Steps are being taken to increase manpower and use to-date systems for ensuring complete sanitation on the entire Yatra track as well as in the Bhawan area. The Governor also reviewed the to-date status of the Material Ropeway Project from Siar Dabri to Bhawan and Passenger Ropeway from Bhawan to
The Governor also reviewed the progress on the various activities being undertaken as part of the year-long Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Shrine Board which had commenced on 30th August last year. These included the
Enroute Sanjichhat to the
Earlier, on arrival at Sanjichhat, the Governor was received by Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari, Additional CEO of the Shrine Board, Mrs. Sheetal Nanda, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, Atul Goel, SSP Reasi, Mohan Lal, SP Katra, concerned Board Officers and others.
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