Visits Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik, who is also the Chairman, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board on Friday paid obeisance at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. He prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of the state.
The governor took stock of infrastructural facilities and other logistics put in place by the shrine board for the pilgrims and emphasised the need for providing best possible arrangements for the yatris (pilgrims). He also reviewed medicare facilites, water, power supply, sanitation and cleanliness, safety and security arrangements for the pilgrims, an official release read.
Taking a review of the implementation of the ‘Master Plan for Bhawan and the Extended Shrine Area’, prepared by the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and which is to be executed in phases, the governor directed chief executive officer of the board, Simrandeep Singh, to ensure timely implementation of the various components of the master plan for establishing infrastructural facilities for the visiting pilgrims in a planned and holistic manner.
He also emphasised on expeditious planning and construction of Durga Bhawan for providing on-floor free-of-cost accommodation facilities for pilgrims by maximising the utilisation of space. The CEO briefed the governor about the operationalisation of the ‘Bhawan-Bhairon Passenger Ropeway’ project which is currently undergoing ‘trials and testing’. The governor stressed for its early completion for the convenience of the yatris.
The governor complimented the entire team of safaikaramcharis and their supervisors for providing cleanliness and hygienic facilities to the pilgrims. As an encouragement to the dedicated team of safaikaramcharis (SKCs), the governor announced an additional two-and-a-half day salary for all the SKCs as a special one-time incentive. He hoped that this will motivate them to give their best services to the yatris, the handout added.