In the recent review meeting of Shrine Board Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has asked the different wings of the board to monitor all the projects of the Shrine Board, so that the pilgrims get maximum facilities while they come to Katra.
He also reviewed pilgrim-centric infrastructural facilities put in place by the Board.
He emphasized the need for extending the best possible facilities for the visiting pilgrims in sync with the emerging requirements with special focus on cleanliness and hygiene.
To begin with, the Board reviewed the Yatra statistics of the year and discussed various measures which may be taken to further increase the yatra which steeply declined due to Covid-19 resurgence.
A brief appraisal of the SMVDNS Hospital, SMVD Nursing College, SMVD Gurukul and SMVD Sports Complex was also given in the meeting.
While extensively reviewing the status of the ongoing mega projects for the convenience of the pilgrims, the Board directed the CEO for the completion of Durga Bhawan within a period of 12 months, that is, by August 2022.
The Board also reviewed the status of the underground cabling project, from Katra to Bhawan and the surrounding areas, which already stands allotted to M/s. JSP, a Ghaziabad-based company by the PDD of J&K Government. This high utility project will have a SCADA compliance-based monitoring system of the electric network. With the implementation of this project, the existing LT / HT overhead electricity lines will be replaced by Underground Cabling to ensure uninterrupted power supply along the track and in the Bhawan area.