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Pilgrim-centric infrastructure in Vaishno Devi gets facelift, dining facility added

Last Updated on March 24, 2022 at 5:10 pm

Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Ramesh Kumar inaugurated pilgrim-centric infrastructural facilities at prestigious transit accommodation of Niharika complex of the Shrine Board located at heart of Katra town near bus stand, the base camp of the pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine before ensuing Chiatra Navratras, amidst Vedic hymns and rituals.

Out of total 90 rooms at Niharika Complex, 44 Deluxe rooms were re-dedicated to pilgrims after complete renovation and refurbishments in a short spell of six months whereas the remaining rooms in the Niharika Complex were earlier renovated.

Besides, facility of fine dining is also dedicated to the pilgrims named after the Goddess “Siddhidatri” the incarnation of Mother Durga, worshipped on the 9th day of Navratri, the Goddess of accomplishment. “This dining facility of Shrine Board in Niharika Complex for the pilgrims lives upto its name and is an added service for the visiting pilgrims stays in the periphery and those who visits the complex for availing various facilities rendered by the Shrine Board” said the Chief Executive Officer. In the restaurant, the buffet has a variety of North-Indian, South-Indian, Continental, specialties, snacks and desserts to address the taste of all kinds of pilgrims visiting the holy Shrine. The taste of each dish is well-balanced with authentic flavors and the serving portions are huge and reasonably priced, available from 07:30AM to 11:00PM on all days.

Noteworthy, that the Niharika Complex is an important halting place and a common facility centre which includes Enquiry & Reservation Section, Current Helicopter booking Counter, accommodation in shape of dormitory beds, double & four bedded rooms, food and beverage facilities at Annapoorna Bhojanalya  besides now an added facility of Buffet outlet for the in-house guest of Niharika.

The pilgrims present on the occasion appreciated the initiative of the Shrine Board for establishing this facility at Niharika. Besides, added that the quality of the rooms and food items is best with very reasonable rates under one roof.

Among those present on the occasion were Navneet Singh, Addl. CEO, SMVDSB; Amit Bhasin, SP, Katra; Dr. Sunil Sharma and Dr. Jagdish Chander Mehra, Jt. CEOs; Vishavjeet Singh and Chander Parkash, Dy. CEOs; Mahesh Sharma, CAO and other officers and staff of the Shrine Board.