Bhawan-Bhairon passenger ropeway inaugurated

JAMMU: Governor Satya Malik on Monday e-inaugurated the Rs 85-crore Bhawan-Bhairon passenger ropeway, which is expected to make travel easier for Vaisno Devi pilgrims.

Malik, who is also the Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, dedicated the high-tech project to pilgrims visiting the famous hill shrine, at a function in Raj Bhavan here on Monday, an official spokesman said.

He said the ropeway will reduce travel time between Bhawan and Bhairon Temple (one-way journey) from one hour to just about three minutes.

The board has decided to keep the ticket price low, with the to and fro journey costing Rs 100 per passenger, the spokesman said. (AGENCIES)