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

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 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.

             The 7-km long Tarakote Marg between Katra and Adhkuwari was opened to the pilgrims on 13th May and formally inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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 Marg to make available hot and cold beverages to pilgrims at short stretches, the spokesman said. (AGENCIES)