Vrindavan, 2019.06.10 (VT): The Heritage City Project that has been going on in Mathura-Vrindavan for the last three years will now have to be completed within the next three months. The deadline was specified by Central Urban Development Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra during a recently conducted inspection.
On Sunday morning Mishra, surveyed the projects being carried out in Vrindavan and Mathura under the central government’s HRIDAY Yojana (National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana).
After visiting Koylila, Karauli, Nabha and Vihar Ghats, parts of which were restored during recent excavations, he suggested working on enhancing their architectural elements instead of focusing on building parks in their precincts.
Mishra took stock of the CCTV cameras on Parikrama Marg and the Police Control Room, an gave orders to expedite their installation. From there he proceeded to visit Banke Bihari Temple and Tatiya Sthaan in Vrindavan, and Shri Krishna Janmasthan in Mathura. Thereafter, he conducted an examination of the light and sound system being installed at Potra Kund.
Next on Mishra’s list was a boat ride to Dwarkadhish Temple (through Bengali Ghat) where he was apprised of the mismanagement and nonchalant attitude of HRIDAY officials by the Purohit Community (priests). In a letter submitted to him, the local priests also demanded that a monitoring committee be constituted to supervise the various projects.
The Urban Development Secretary wound up his visit after reviewing the beautification of Krishnapuri Tiraha.