A team from the World Bank visited Vrindavan’s Banke Bihari Temple area on Thursday. It came here to study a Tourism Development Project, proposed by the UP Tourism. The World Bank is funding a beautification project in the surrounding areas of the Banke Bihari Temple. This project aims to provide basic facilities to the devotees apart from giving the area a traditional look.
Mr. David, the Asia head of the World Bank, informed the media persons, that 21 lanes around the Banke Bihari Temple will be repaired and upgraded. Special tiles having a heritage look will be laid on these lanes. Lamp posts will be erected in this lane, so that the pilgrims don’t face problem in walking at night. Drinking water facilities will be installed for the visitors.
Special pathways will be developed connecting the Banke Bihari Mandir with the other temples of Vrindavan. The department will put up information and signages on the pathway. The work will begin soon.
The developmental project will cover 14 kilometers area altogether.
The lanes from Vidyapeeth chouraha to Nidhivan, Harinikunj Chauraha to Seva Kunj via Dusayat Mohalla, Kalidah to Banke Bihari Mandir, Ratan Chhatri to Banke Bihari Mandir and Parikrma Marg will be beautified. Any hurdle in form of encroachments coming on the way of the beautification project will be removed.
Later the team reached to Govinda Kund, in Govardhan. They studied the restoration plan of the kund and discussed how the polluted water of the kund will be emptied. The ‘burjis’ (stone canopy) of the kund will also be renovated.