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Limit of pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine increased from 7,000 to 15,000 per day

IndiaTimes Friday, 30 October 2020
Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday increased the maximum limit of pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine from 7,000 to 15,000 per day from November 1. "Instead of a ceiling of 7,000 mentioned at para 3(ix), the upper limit for the permissible number of pilgrims to SMVD Shrine, Katra, shall be 15,000, with effect from 01.11.2020," the order issued by Jammu and Kashmir administration read.
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A good news for the pilgrims who have been waiting to visit the Vaishnodevi shrine, As with Coronavirus restrictions easing out, The Jammu and Kashmir administration last week gave green signal to increase the number of people permitted to visit the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi from 7,000 to...

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