Vrindavan, 2019-08-21 (VT): The Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation has been directed to work on the removal all illegal structures in front of Vrindavan’s ancient ghats, and develop the reclaimed area as gardens/parks. Additionally, a plan to restore the flow of Yamuna to the ancient ghats of the holy town is also being drafted.
The draft is being prepared at the behest of the central Ministry of Urban Development under the guidance of environmental expert from Delhi University, Professor C.R. Babu. Municipal commissioner, Ravindra Kumar Mandar is working on its execution. Speaking on behalf of the Ministry in a meeting held at the Municipal Corporation office, Professor Babu said that visitors and devotees are unable to experience the Vrindavan they have heard/read about.
He prescribed a multi-pronged approach including removal of encroachment from Yamuna Ghats and restoration of river flow, development of gardens/parks, and solid waste management. The Municipal Corporation was also directed to prepare a proposal calling for horticultural experts and agencies to participate in this project.
Ravindra Kumar Mandar said that the plan will be prepared soon and sent to the central Ministry. Additional Municipal Commissioner, Satyendra Kumar Tiwari was also present.