PM Modi Takes Holy Dip in Ganga, Inaugurating Kashi Vishwanath Corridor


Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a holy dip in river Ganga at the Lalita Ghat ahead of the much-awaited inauguration of the Kashi Vishwanath corridor in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh.

The Chief Ministers of 12 BJP-ruled states will attend a two-day conclave in which nine deputy chief ministers of the party will also participate to deliberate on a wide range of subjects relating to good governance.

Earlier in the day, locals in Varanasi gave a rousing welcome to PM Narendra Modi by showering flower petals and raising slogans of ‘Modi, Modi’ & ‘Har Har Mahadev’ in his parliamentary constituency.

Built at an estimated cost of approximately Rs 900 crore over a sprawling area of 5 lakh square feet, the corridor in Varanasi-the parliamentary constituency of PM Modi will connect Kashi Vishwanath Temple (KVT) with the Ganga river. With a direct link between the temple and the Ganga river, one can reach the temple premises within minutes, without going around in the lanes, a government official had said in a statement.

Touted as PM Modi’s ‘dream project’, the foundation stone of the temple’s corridor was laid in March 2019. It is expected to be a major milestone for the Yogi Adityanth-led BJP government in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, scheduled to be held early next year.

Key Details About The Corridor

Total 24 buildings to come up as part of the project.

An approximately over 50-feet corridor will directly connect Ganga’s Manikarnika and Lalita Ghat to the Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Temple

The corridor will have waiting rooms for the pilgrims to rest.
Museum and auditorium depicting Varanasi’s ancient history and culture will be there
Devotees will find special Yagyashalas for religious functions like havan.

Special lodgings for priests, volunteers, and pilgrims.
An inquiry center at the corridor to apprise tourists about the city and other places of attractions.

A food street to serve scrumptious Banarasi and Awadhi dishes to tourists
An Auditorium for gatherings, meetings, and temple functions.

Ganga views gallery so that tourists get a clear view of the holy river.

With ANI Inputs

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