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One lakh pilgrims use scenic Tarakote Marg in less than a month of its opening

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Less than a month after its opening, Tarakote Marg, the newly constructed serpentine track to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi, has been thronged by over one lakh pilgrims.

"In less than a month, over one lakh on-foot pilgrims have used the scenic Tarakote for their journey to the cave and on their return journey to Katra", a of Shrine Board (SMVDB) said.

The 7-km long Tarakote between Katra and Adhkuwari was opened to the pilgrims on 13th May and formally inaugurated by the on May 19 this year.

Based on the feedback received from the pilgrims, the process has been initiated to set up three additional kiosks on the Tarakote to make available hot and cold beverages to pilgrims at short stretches, the said.

The Tarakote Marg already has six which offer at reasonable rates, 13 RO water points and six ultra filtered water ATMs for providing drinking water, he said.

Mechanized cleaning is being done round the clock through ride-on machines, the toilet blocks are being cleaned with pressure jet machines while vacuum cleaners were deployed for general cleaning, the said.

On the directions of N N Vohra, of Shrine Board, potted plants have been placed at various locations along the Marg.

Officials said the Tarakote Marg has significantly helped in decongestion of the existing track.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 22:30 IST