Katra: State-of-the-art Skywalk dedicated to the devotees of Mata Vaishno, President inaugurated, these facilities will be available – President Draupadi Murmu Reached Mata Vaishno Devi Temple Katra Skywalk Flyover Inaugurated
The country’s President Draupadi Murmu reached the court of Mata Vaishno Devi on Thursday. The President landed at the bird helipad at around 12 noon. Here he was welcomed by Shrine Board CEO Anshul Garg and top police officials. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is also present with him. His Excellency dedicated the Skywalk and Navdurga Path built on Maa Vaishno Devi Bhawan to the public. After this she left for Mata’s darshan.
To avoid overcrowding, a skywalk with modern facilities has been built at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. It has been prepared in one and a half years at a cost of Rs 15 crore. It reflects the nine forms of Maa Durga which has been named Nav Durga Path. A 60 meter long cave has been built at the entrance so that the devotees can feel the ancient cave of Maa Vaishno Devi.
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Waiting halls for passengers have been constructed at a distance of every 100 meters. A mirror has been installed on one side of the skywalk so that devotees can continue to see the building. More than six thousand devotees will be able to reach the skywalk at a time. It has been built at a height of 20 meters from the track.
The Navdurga path of the skywalk at the entrance of the building will welcome the devotees on Shardiya Navratri and its artistry will provide them a unique experience. Idols of nine forms of Mother Vaishno Devi have been decorated on both sides. Along with this, verses and mantras of Mata Vaishno Devi etc. have been mentioned, so that an atmosphere full of devotion is maintained.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had proposed the Skywalk project to organize the movement of devotees at Vaishno Devi Bhawan. The skywalk will be 20 feet above the surface and will provide ease of travel for devotees between Manokama Bhawan and Gate No. 3.
The skywalk flyover has wooden flooring. There will be no problem in walking barefoot. There are mirrors in the flyover. This will not only give you darshan of Mother Goddess but will also protect you from cold. LED screens have been installed at various places on the way, through which one can see the darshan of the building and the morning and evening aarti.