Adhkwari-Bhawan route also thrown open for pilgrims

Yatra suspended from Baltal, going on from Pahalgam

KATRA: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board reopened Lower Track between Adhkwari and Bhawan for Yatra this morning. With this, all the three Tracks leading to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji have been reopened for the pilgrimage.

Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, said that Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji is proceeding smoothly via all the three routes of Sanjichhat-Bhawan, Adhkwari-Bhawan and Sanjichhat-Bhairon Temple track. He said that Yatra to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine via Sanjichhat-Bhairon Temple route was resumed by the Shrine Board on 8th of this month, while Sanjichhat-Bhawan Track was thrown open for pilgrims on 9th September 2014, and the Lower Track between Adhkuwari and Bhawan was reopened for Yatra this morning. It may be recalled that keeping in view the safety of pilgrims in the wake of incessant torrential rains, Yatra to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine from Katra was temporarily suspended from 4.00 p.m. onwards on 4th of this month.

The Chief Executive Officer informed that water and power supply has been fully restored to all the establishments and tracks. He added that Shrine Board staff and Disaster Management Task Force have been deployed on the Track to ensure smooth and safe movement of pilgrims.

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