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Vaishno Devi Shrina Board taking new initiatives for improved yatra mgmt

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board held its 52nd Meeting at New Delhi on Tuesday under the chairmanship of governor NN Vohra, who is the chairman of shrine board. The Board took a number of important decisions to improve the management of the yatra to the holy shrine.

india Updated: Sep 11, 2013 19:24 IST
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Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board held its 52nd Meeting at New Delhi on Tuesday under the chairmanship of governor NN Vohra, who is the chairman of shrine board. The Board took a number of important decisions to improve the management of the yatra to the holy shrine.

While approving the process underway for selecting a suitable partner to operate Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Institute of Medical Excellence (SMVDIME), Katra, as a multi-specialty hospital, the board reiterated its earlier direction that the medical facilities needed to be of adequately high standard and rationally priced. The board also approved the detailed project report of the medical institute which will involve an expenditure of approximately Rs 285 crore. The board also plans to establish a medical college after the medical institute gets going.

The board was informed about the status of the approximately Rs 45 crore project being executed by the Tehri Hydro Development Corporation for securing the stabilisation of the Trikuta mountain slopes.

The board reviewed progress made towards the execution of two ropeway projects.

The board approved of the CEO's recent initiative to introduce free online yatra registration and endorsed the proposal to establish a photograph-based access control and verification system for the yatra. The meeting, among others, was attended by Navin K Choudhary, CEO and Dr MK Bhandari, additional CEO.