Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Back Issues  
news details
Niharika Bhawan Katra sans safe drinking water facility
3/31/2015 12:35:24 AM
Shiv Dev Thakur
Early Times Report
katra, Mar 30: As comfort is top priority for pilgrims to Vaishno Devi, the accommodation for the Vaishnodevi pilgrims at Holy Town Katra is becoming a serious problem as many pilgrims are facing problems as accommodation -the Rest House Nikarika Bhawan at base camp of the holy shrine at Katra functional under Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Devi Shrine Board presently is lacking safe drinking water facility. As the rooms in dharamshaalas (rest houses) are also available in online advance booking and hundreds of pilgrims these days are facing problems due to non availability of accommodation at Niharika Bhawan Katra. One pilgrim from Uttar Pradesh said, "We had got positive response for the booking of room at Niharika Bhavan wen we booked the room online but when we reached here at Katra but we are not getting the rooms. Another yatri namely Sunil Sharma told Early Times that the yatries are facing inconvenience and are falling prey to the touts of private lodges which are situated in narrow lanes and sometimes far from the main city.
The officials Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board deployed at Niharika Complex when contacted by Early Times on promised anonymity regretted that we are not allowing the yatries to stay at Niharika due to the 'water supplied' to Bhavan is contaminated and keeping in view of health of pilgrims we are allowing their stay as the SMVDSB has its serious concern over the facilities given to the Yatries.
He said it is mater of a day or two as our men are on job to rectify the snag which is making water unhygienic and pilgrims shall be welcomed very soon.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
top stories of the day
BJP violates Sec 50(6) of J&K constitution
Hostile weather: flood water and snapping of power supply hit over 50 villages
Youth washed away in flash floods in Udhampur
Jammu & Kashmir Govt to airlift stranded passengers as weather improves
ADC Anantnag insults Shamsipora floods victims, calls them habitual beggars
Poll mania: 69 file nominates for various posts to executive body Press Club
Niharika Bhawan Katra sans safe drinking water facility
12 houses, 6 shops severely damaged due to lashing rains in the last 24 hrs
LM Deptt books seller of school books, uniforms
Mufti surprises one and all, appears in Lal Chowk, interacts with traders
Backdoor appointments issue raised in LA by Er Rashid
BJP on the back foot, under severe attack
No lowering of guard at border: J&K CM
Will JKBA Jammu take on JKBA Kashmir?
Drabu heads crisis management team, sounds flood alert well in advance
Nothing for Jammu in Agenda of Alliance--III
After tightening his grips over BJP, Koul starts showing teeth to RSS also
8 NDRF teams to reach Kashmir for helping state administration in tackling flood like situation
Panic grips Bhagwati Nagar after cop opens fire accidentally
Fails to revise rent since 2007, Rs 76 lacs recoverable from lessees
Failure to ensure encumbrance free land for Allopathic Dispensary
Rs 4500 crore compensation for flood hit business, commercial establishments put on hold by GOI
Rains, Floods bring back horrifying memories of September catastrophe
Session Court Kishtwar acquits rape accused, directs proceedings against prosecutrix
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center