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Governor reviews Shrine Board infrastructure development projects

JAMMU, MARCH 17: Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, today visited the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji and reviewed the important infrastructure development projects which are under completion in the Shrine area.

The Governor, accompanied by Dr. M. K. Kumar, Additional Chief Executive Officer, Mr. M. M. Gupta, Chief Engineer, and other concerned officers and engineers of the Shrine Board, inspected the work on the installation of Passenger Ropeway between Bhawan and Bhairon Ghati, visited the new floor created on the terrace of Manokamna Bhawan-II for establishing Automatic Fare Collection Counters and Gateway, the waiting area for the Ropeway passengers, the ramp leading to the Ropeway Cabins. He directed that proper regulatory mechanisms should be put in place and the two way speed of the Ropeway synchronised with the maximum haltage period at Bhawan Temple to ensure against any overcrowding or stampeding.

Mr. R. K. Sharma, Joint General Manager of M/s RITES informed Governor that the installation of mechanical components of the Passenger Ropeway has been completed and the Board’s Chief Engineer informed that the allied works of the Ropeway are in the advanced stage of completion and work has been started on the installation of Automatic Fare Collection System.

 Governor also took stock of the to-date status of the installation of Siar Dabri-Bhawan Material Ropeway which is in the advanced stage of completion and will be put to trial within a fortnight. He asked Chief Engineer, Mr. Gupta to prepare detailed engineering drawings for early start of work on Exit Track Extension, from the Bhawan  onwards.

Governor travelled on the upcoming Tarakote Marg and reviewed the various aspects of the construction of rain shelter sheds where the work of erection of tubular poles, trusses and laying of purling is presently in progress.

Earlier, the Governor visited the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji along with the First Lady, Mrs. Usha Vohra, and prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of the State.

On the eve of auspicious occasion of commencement of Navratras from tomorrow, the Governor reviewed the arrangements for the large number of pilgrims who are expected to visit the Shrine during Navratras as also in view of the summer months ahead.

No: PR/DI/18/11884/

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