Vaishno Devi shrine: Skywalk, New Durga Bhawan, 1,281-metre ropeway facilities approved

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the newly constituted Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) here, which discussed and approved various proposals related to facilities for the devotees to make their pilgrimage hassle-free, officials said.

The new facilities and upgradation work will ensure that pilgrims from around the world have access to state-of-the-art amenities and the connection between local economy and pilgrimage is further strengthened, the Lt Governor said.

He said efforts are being made to create modern facilities like skywalk, new Durga Bhawan, spiritual theme park and services such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag for devotees within a stipulated time-frame for a pleasant experience.

Sinha said the number of devotees from India and abroad visiting the holy shrine is continuously breaking records.

Reviewing the ongoing projects of the shrine board, Sinha directed for adhering to the timelines for the completion of ongoing projects including Durga Bhawan.

With the aim of avoiding congestion at the bhawan, inter-alia due to criss-crossing of pilgrims, it was decided to have a multidirectional flow through measures such as ‘yatra queue management’ (skywalk) which would be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 9.89 crore.

The project shall have a total length of about 160-170 metres and width of 2.5 metres with two rescue areas, an official spokesperson said.

While approving the proposals relating to Operation and Maintenance of Passenger Ropeway through Messrs Garaventa AG, Switzerland and Messrs Damodar Ropeways Construction Co (P) Ltd, Kolkata, the board asked the chief executive officer to ensure that there is no let up in regard to the safety of passengers.

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