Jammu, Dec 09: Today a new Sainik Aramghar, inbuilt with modern comforts and facilities was opened at Army Camp Katra. The construction of Aramghar is a welfare measure initiated by the Army with an aim to improve upon the lodging facilities offered to the yatris, especially the aged veterans and families of serving soldiers. Army Camp Katra serves as the hub for defence personnel who visit Shir Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine on pilgrimage throughout the year. It provides facilities to include reception, ticketing, guidance, guest room facilities and allied assistance so as to facilitate the visits of defence personnel and their families and thereby make their visit comfortable.
The guest room complex inaugurated by Lieutenant General RR Nimbhorkar is inbuilt with comforatable features for both transit halts and night stay. The new lodging facilty is equipped with renovated guest rooms having televisions, drinking water facility, washrooms and renovated verandahs / staircase. Beautification and upgradation of the entire complex carried out with adequate seating facility for the transient yatris. Every year large number of Army personnel, both serving and retired, and their relatives visit Katra for Darshan of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.