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Vaishno Devi's visit to get easier as shrine board to start helicopter services from Jammu | Exclusive

To facilitate the pilgrims desiring special darshan in a short time, the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is set to start helicopter services directly from Jammu.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Jammu Updated on: May 19, 2024 17:22 IST
Anshul Agarwal, CEO of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board
Image Source : INDIA TV Anshul Agarwal, CEO of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board speaks to India TV

Vaishno Devi - a Hindu religious shrine - where every year crores of devotees from every corner of the country go for prayers - is set to get modernised transport services, including a helicopter facility from Jammu. The chopper services will be available from Jammu to the main temple. 

Also, the board is planning to start a ropeway service from Katra to Sanjhi Chhat. Anshul Agarwal, CEO of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board shared information regarding transport projects underway at the holy site. 

'Increase in registration counters'

While speaking to India TV, Anshul Agarwal said that during the summer holidays, the number of devotees visiting Mata Vaishno Devi increases, in view of which a lot of elaborate arrangements are made by the shrine board. He said for the next two and a half months, the registration counters will be increased so that the passengers can be provided RFID cards in 20 to 25 minutes.

'Multiple means of transport'

The CEO of the shrine board said that there are various means of transport for pilgrims which have been provided by the shrine board. These include helicopter services, battery car services and ropeway services to reach the 'Bhairon' site. He added passengers can book all these services online. The board has a lot of focus on online services, Agarwal asserted.

Regarding Heli Services, the CEO of the shrine board said for the last twenty-two years, several people have benefited from it, especially senior citizens and the physically challenged ones. He said that by taking the heliservices one step further, now it will be started directly from Jammu to Bhawan. For this, the helicopter operators have upgraded their infrastructure. 

"We endeavour to provide heli facility to the passengers from Jammu to Bhawan in the next one month. Currently, around a thousand people from Katra to Sanjhi Chhat are availing the service every day," he added.

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