Vaishno Devi Temple Gets 250 M-Long Skywalk, Navdurga Path. Cost, Date Of Opening & More Inside

by Shreya Rathod
Vaishno Devi Temple Gets 250 M-Long Skywalk, Navdurga Path. Cost, Date Of Opening & More Inside

Vaishno Devi is a pilgrim site where thousands of devotees visit every year. Navratri is a prominent festival held at the temple. In order to provide a better experience to the devotees, a skywalk called ‘Navdurga Path’ is going to be inaugurated!

‘Navdurga Path’ To Be Inaugurated At Vaishno Devi!

Anshul Garg, the chief executive officer of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, stated on Monday that the newly decorated “Navdurga Path” is scheduled to open during the upcoming Navratri. He announced it and posted images of it to Twitter, becoming known as X. In his tweet, he stated that the much-anticipated skywalk project, which is being built at the Vaishno Devi shrine in Trikuta Hills in Reasi at a cost of almost ₹15 crore, is anticipated to be operational before the Navratri festival in October of this year.

Following a stampede on January 1 of last year that left 12 pilgrims dead and dozens more injured, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board made the decision to establish the skywalk. The project was designed by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to stop chaotic multidirectional traffic at the sanctum sanctorum. The skywalk’s original length was 200 metres but, later, it was increased by an additional 50 metres.

Also Read: Vaishno Devi Yatra: History, Route, Best Time To Visit And All You Need To Know About It

Waiting Area, LED Screens And Other Amenities!

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Credits: Anshul Garg/ X

The Skywalk, which has waiting areas, two emergency exits, seating areas, rest facilities, unique timber flooring, LED screens, and restrooms, is set to be opened by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, who also serves as the chairman of the Shrine Board.

In order to provide yatris (devotees) with a route to enter, a 2.5-metre-wide pedestrian flyover called the skywalk is being built 20 feet above the current track. There are enough seats for about 150 yatris. Additionally, a 40-metre section with an expanded width of 5 metres has been envisaged. After the skywalk’s opening, the congestion that occurs during the intense rush at the temple’s entrance and exit points will be avoided.

Also Read: J&K’s Katra Received The Heaviest Rainfall In Last 40 Yrs; New Track To Vaishno Devi Temple Closed

Aside from this, the Skywalk will also have an artificial cave at the entrance to give devotees the impression that they are entering a genuine cave.

Cover Image Courtesy: Anshul Garg/ X

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