Katra, April 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in Katra in Jammu and Kashmir. He is to address the convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University.
The Prime Minister is on a day-long visit to the state and is scheduled to hold a public meeting in Kakryal later in the day.
The Prime Minister arrived at Jammu airport in a special plane in the morning for a day’s visit. State Governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and other senior ministers and government officials received the Prime Minister at the airport.
A thick security cover has been set in place in Katra and its adjoining areas. The Governor has directed the Chief Secretary and other senior officers to ensure that all necessary arrangements were made for the Prime Minister’s visit.
Meanwhile, helicopter services carrying pilgrims from Katra town to the Trikuta Hills where the cave shrine is located has been suspended as a security measure.