Vaishno Devi: Vaishno Devi Scramble: May Add Some Technical Solutions for Yatra to Avoid Future Mishaps, Says Union Minister Jitendra Singh | India News

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KATRA: Union Minister Jitendra Singh, who rushed to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir following the stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, in which 12 people were killed and at least 15 injured , said he was looking to add technical solutions to the hilltop temple pilgrimage to avoid accidents in the future.
“The condition of the people who have been admitted is now stable. We can add some technical solutions for the yatra. Previously, people used to visit the shrine during festivals, nowadays young people want to visit the shrine on the first day of the year. “Singh told reporters. after visiting the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana superspecialized hospital where the wounded from the stampede are being treated.
The Union Minister also said Prime Minister Modi was monitoring the situation.
“It is a very unfortunate incident and we cannot recover those who lost their lives, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is monitoring closely and working to ensure that the bereaved receive all the support,” Singh said.
A high-level three-member investigation was ordered by the government amid the stampede. According to an official statement released by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board of Directors, the team will be led by the Principal Home Secretary, the Jammu Area Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) and the District Commissioner. from Jammu.
Jitendra Singh also took to Twitter to post a list of those killed and injured.
According to Jammu and Kashmir Police Director General Dilbag Singh, the incident happened around 2:45 a.m., and according to initial reports, an argument broke out which resulted in people pushing each other each other and resulted in the stampede.
Prime Minister Modi expressed his sorrow at the loss of human life in the stampede and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the closest relatives of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured.
Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh for the closest relatives of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh for the injured.
The cave sanctuary is located at an elevation of 5,200 feet in the Reasi district and typically attracts nearly a million devotees each year.
The pilgrimage site operations are managed by the Vaishno Devi Shrine Council, which provides battery car and cable car services for pilgrims to reach the top of the Trikuta Hills for darshan.
Meanwhile, Vaishno Devi Yatra has resumed after being briefly suspended following the incident.
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