Forest Fire at Trikuta Hills controlled


Jammu and Kashmir News

Jammu: Forest fire that engulfed a large area of the Trikuta Hills near the Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra has now doused.

Teams of the Forest as well as Fire Departments along with CRPF troops and Shrine Board mitigation teams were engaged since yesterday to put out the fire.
Along with the ground forces, even the Air Force Chopper helped the entire operation. Water from the Salal reservoir was taken by choppers and splashed over the affected areas.
chopper trikuta hills
Even the local people and the Civil Administration reached out to help the operation.
Meanwhile, the chopper services of the Shrine Board have relocated their landing base to the SMVD University. The yatra has resumed its normal pace.