In the middle of Tight security arrangements, Navratras will begin today at the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi and its base camp Katra.
Ajeet Kumar Sahu, CEO of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board said on Sunday, “All arrangements have been put in place for pilgrims visiting the shrine during the Navratras beginning from tomorrow”.
A police officer said all security arrangements have been made amid increased vigilance at the base camp Katra and en route area by CRPF troops.
The Board has made great arrangements for the large number of pilgrims who are expected to visit the shrine during the Navratras.
Mr Sahu told, “These arrangements include ensuring proper water and power supply along the track leading to the shrine, sanitation and availability of special fast related food at the Bhojanalayas of the shrine board”.
Giving details of arrangements made for the Navratras, the CEO said the Bhawan of Mata Vaishno Devi, Atka and the area surrounding it have been tastefully decorated with flowers brought from various parts of the country and abroad.
He added, all the routes leading to the holy cave shrine have been prepared for smooth movement of pilgrims, besides ensuring sufficient supplies of provisions, food, water etc. along the track.
A special sanitation drive has also been launched on the track and in the Bhawan area, to ensure utmost cleanliness.