Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board introduces safety gadgets for pony riders

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Jammu :  With an aim to provide injury free journey to the pilgrims, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board on Tuesday introduced safety gadgets for pony riders performing pilgrimage from Katra town to Bhawan situated in Trikuta Hills of Katra town in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“To have safety free journey especially for those who are performing pilgrimage by ponies, the Shrine Board introduced helmets, knee and elbow guards to prevent injuries,” Simrandeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board here said.

Pertinent to mention here that cases of some injuries to the pilgrims after slipping from ponies were also reported in the past while two pilgrims had also died.UNI

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