JAMMU: The world famous Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine pilgrimage have set new record as the yatra figure of 2017 was crossed on Monday.
Talking to reporters, Simrandeep Singh, CEO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, said, “In the last year, a total of 81,78,318 pilgrims visited to the cave shrine but new record has been set as the yatra crossed this figure on Monday morning with still 21 days are left in the current year,” Simrandeep Singh, CEO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board here told UNI.
He said that with fresh snowfall at Bhawan and start of Bhawan-Bharion Ghati Cable Car, the yatra will further increase and may touch new record hoping that it may cross 85 lakhs.
It is pertinent to mention here that in 2013, record one crore pilgrims visited to the cave shrine and paid obeisance. (AGENCIES)