KATRA, Mar 2: The proposed ropeway project for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine from Tarakot Marg to Sanjhi Chhat in Katra may affect mythological route, faith, employment and business of the locals.
This was observed by Manish Sahni, president Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) J&K Unit while interacting with media persons after meeting CEO Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.
A group of Shiv Sena leaders led by Manish Sahni today met CEO SMVDSB, Anshul Garg and submitted a memorandum with regard to the proposed ropeway project.
He said that already the ‘Pehla & Dusra Darshan-Kol Kandoli and Deva Mai’ were cut off due to development of road and rail route and now the ropeway project will cut off the holy Baan Ganga, Charan Paduka, Ardhkumari and Garbhjun.
Sahni said that people’s faith is being hurt on the name of development, as well as thousands of people providing services on Yatra route face fear of unemployment and collapse of business.
He appealed Lieutenant Governor of J&K, who is also chairman of Shrine Board, to stop this project and allotted budget of Rs. 250 cr should be spend to develop Bhumika Mandir, Kol Kandoli and Deva Mai temples which are related to Holy Yatra of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji.
Shiv Sena general secretary, Vikas Bakshi; senior vice president, Sanjeev Kohli; president district Reasi, Ashu Sharma; president Katra, Vikal Abrol, Shumbu Nath, Sanjay Sharma, Sahil Jamwal, Ajay Kumar and Deepu Sharma were also present in the deputation.