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Damodar Ropeways improves facilities for pilgrims at Maihar Devi

Satna, Madhya Pradesh, Sep 13, 2022: Damodar Ropeways & Infra Ltd., has undertaken a facilities upgradation at its Maa Sharda Temple Ropeway, Maihar. Situated in the Satna District of Madhya Pradesh on a 367 metres high hill, the company has been running ropeway services and providing easy access to devotees to reach the temple.

Aditya Chamaria, Managing Director, Damodar Ropeways & Infra Limited (DRIL) said, “Keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of the large number of people who are going to be coming to Maihar for the Navratri Mela we have planned a major improvement in the passenger amenities. From washrooms to drinking water facilities and wider covered pathways and ticketing areas. It includes everything to make the pilgrimage a smooth affair. All work being done is permanent so that even beyond the Mela, the Yatris will continue to get the benefit of the increased facilities, amenities and conveniences which we are adding/renovating.”
The major areas of work under progress include:

  • Washroom facilities
  • Drinking Water facilities
  • Drainage & Sewage
  • A Permanent, Covered and wider walkway with rubber mats to the ticketing queue
  • Medical facilities
  • Firefighting abilities
  • Painting and renovation of the entire campus

Additionally, to decrease the pressure in ticketing queues DRIL is adding:

  • A tele-ticketing and helpline numberZero Convenience fee Navratri offer on tickets booked on the website
  • Enhancement of the existing QR code-based ticketing system

The medical and ambulance facilities are also being upgraded. 3 first aid areas and kits as prescribed by the mandir samity medical team have been already created. The existing Ambulance is being renovated to include Oxygen cylinder capabilities. 4 new wheelchairs have been added for the easy movement of the physically challenged yatris. Healthcare personnel along with medical staff and all the necessary facilities will also be available in association with the Mandir smites medical team to take care of any emergency situation. The number of security guards & housekeeping staff is being increased to ensure cleanliness and more prompt/better services for all pilgrims.

Firefighting training has been given to the personnel and first responders within the DRIL and security teams. 5 New modern CeaseFire’s fire extinguishers have been added at locations identified via an internal safety assessment carried out by DRIL in anticipation of the additional footfalls during the Mela.