Cable cars inaugurated for Vaishno Devi pilgrims - Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan
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The much-awaited cable car project between Bhawan and Bhairav Ghati at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu was officially inaugurated by Governor Satya Pal Malik on 24th December

Earlier, it was painstaking for the yatris, particularly elderly people and heart patients, to visit Bhairav Ghati from Bhawan due to the difficult terrain and a trek of about 3.5 km. During tougher weather and snowfall, it is almost impossible to reach the Ghati and only 40-50 percent of the pilgrim visit Ghati during that period.

According to the shrine board, the Rs 850 crore project was executed by an association of a Swiss and an Indian company. The cable car project took about four years to complete. According to the shrine board, the Rs 850 crore project was executed by an association of a Swiss and an Indian company. The cable car project took about four years to complete.

There will be two cable cars, one each at both ends. It will cost devotees just Rs 100 per person to avail the service.

“We are very excited to board the cable car. We no longer have to climb the hill to reach Bhairav Ghati. We are grateful to the shrine board for coming up with this project,” one of the pilgrims said.

The shrine board has said that it might come up with a similar project in future from Banganga to Bhawan.