The civic body of Vrindavan has been upgraded to ‘Grade A’ municipality by the State Government in a cabinet meeting that was chaired by the U.P Chief Minister, Shri Akhilesh Yadav. Vrindavan happens to be a pilgrimage town which attracts masses of tourists and pilgrims from around the world and the existing B grade municipality could not provide much facility to the visitors as well as the residents of the town.
There was already a growing demand to expand the boundaries of the Vrindavan Municipality. People were demanding that the colonies that have developed on the outskirts of Vrindavan be included within the Municipal limit. Several colonies have already been developed by the Mathura Vrindavan Development Authority or the MVDA, as they are more popularly known.
Around 35 villages, partially or in full will be included in Vrindavan’s new municipal limit and they will get to avail more facilities once the formal upgrade is made. Not to mention that the existing facilities will also be upgraded with this move by the Government. It is hoped that the working of the Municipality will become a more transparent process and the garbage and sewer management problems will also be taken care of.
This new status of Vrindavan is set to ensure rapid development of the town, expansion and strengthening of the infrastructure, better civic amenities and facilities like parks, playgrounds, streetlights and better roads for the people.