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Construction of accommodation for 30,000 Amarnath pilgrims starts in Jammu

Last Updated on June 6, 2023 at 4:06 pm

Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Housing and Urban Affairs and Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha performed puja for the commencement of construction work for Yatri Niwas and Disaster Management Center, today.

The facility is being developed at Majeen Jammu under the CSR initiative of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) at a cost of Rs 51 crore.

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Hardeep Singh Puri said the Yatri Niwas will help in providing accommodation for 30,000 Shri Amarnathji pilgrims every year and will be particularly helpful for yatris from weaker sections. It will help in traffic management and ensure a seamless experience, he added.

The Lt Governor Manoj Sinha congratulated the devotees of Shri Amarnath ji; officials of the Shrine Board, all stakeholders and organizations associated with Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra and the people of Jammu region for the commencement of the construction work of the Yatri Niwas.

“I am immensely grateful to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji and Hon’ble Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri ji for Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board’s Yatri Niwas at Jammu. This new facility will ease the lives of devotees embarking on annual pilgrimage of Baba Amarnath,” said the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor expressed gratitude to the Union Petroleum Minister for approving 4-5 more Yatri Niwas under CSR initiatives for Baba Shri Amarnath Ji’s devotees. This Seva of pilgrims on the holy pilgrimage is really appreciable, he said.

He also expressed gratitude to Arun Kumar Singh, Chairman ONGC and lauded the Board of Directors of ONGC for their outstanding support in realizing the dream of Yatri Niwas and Disaster Management Center at Jammu.