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 Marg for their journey to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi and on their return journey to Katra", a spokesman of Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board (SMVDB) said.
Based on the feedback received from the pilgrims, the process has been initiated to set up three additional kiosks on the Tarakote Marg to make available hot and cold beverages to pilgrims at short stretches, the spokesman 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 spokesman said.
Officials said the Tarakote Marg has significantly helped in decongestion of the existing track.
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