HRAK, PHDCCI delegation calls on CEO SMVDSB

A joint delegation of HRAK and PHDCCI led by Rakesh Wazir President submitting a memorandum of demands to CEO SMVDSB Ramesh Kumar in Katra on Saturday.

KATRA: A joint delegation of Hotel & Restaurant Association, Katra (HRAK) and Jammu Region PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI) led by Rakesh Wazir President (HRAK) & Chairman (PHDCCI) and HRAK Chairman Shyam Lal Kesar and accompanied by PHDCCI Distt. President Virender Kesar, HRAK Vice Presidents Ashwani Sharma (Pulli ji), Sumit Khajuria, Vivek Sharma, Secretary Sudershan Sharma ,Press Club Katra President Rakesh Sharma, Gen. Sec. Arun Kumar and Executive members called on the new Chief Executive Officer Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Ramesh Kumar and besides complimenting him for assuming this new assignment emphasized him that for the better management of the Yatra and for providing best services to the pilgrims and thereby increasing the Yatra of Vaishnodevi ji a series of steps including stopping of practice of standing of each & every member of the family in the queue for Yatra slip be stopped because other alternative steps could too serve the purpose without inconvenience to the pilgrims.
Wazir while speaking on the occasion said that the pilgrims of this age, want better facilities and management of the institutions and suggested series of steps including proper cleaning of Vaishnodevi tracks on 24 hour basis with hi-tec machines, reservation of 25% of seats for senior citizen, handicapped and cancer patients in Helicopter tickets, Kar Sewa on the pattern of Darbar Sahib, self washing of foot points before entering cave, starting of light and sound at Katra, Ropeway from Katra to Shanker Acharya and early completion of Shanker Acharya temple, revival of old traditional route of Vaishnodevi ji through Deva Mai, Providing of space for Amusement park which will be developed by J&K Bank, liberal film shootings policy for films, TV serials etc. though may be in lean season, providing of good quality photographs from the web site of Shrine Board, publicity through festivals like Navratra Festival in a big way etc., making of beautiful Ghat at Banganga, propagating and developing places of pilgrim interest around Katra like Shiv Khori, Nau Devian, Dhansar etc., advance health care facility at Bhawan, Sanji Chatt and Katra, proper waiting number for helicopter tickets on the pattern of IRCTC tickets.
Wazir further said that when Katra had been declared to be an iconic city, its planning and spending of money should also be done in such a way that it could become an iconic place in reality as well.