Vrindavan, 2019.06.12 (VT): In addition to being an eyesore and a constant source of inconvenience, the shabby condition of roads in Vrindavan is also a cause of many mishaps and hence, time and again, aware residents of the town bring such issues to light using offline and online platforms.
One such example that has recently been highlighted on social media is that of the road from Radharaman temple to Keshi Ghat, which has being lying in shambles for the last seven months. This route which houses two of the ancient Sapta-Devalayas of Vrindavan, and is also part of the original ‘Parikrama Marg’, was dug up at the orders of the local Councillor of ward no. 63.
The fact that from this week Acharya Shrivatsa Goswamiji’s seva began at Shri Radha Raman Temple makes the issue more pertinent. Maharaj’s seva, which will continue until June 22, is held once in every two years and hence it attracts huge crows from all of Vrindavan and Braj. The condition of the road is a huge inconvenience for locals and pilgrims.
Incidents of accidents involving children from the primary school situated on the road are reported frequently. The digging up of the stretch has also exposed underground electric wires, resulting in the electrocuting of two cows till now.
Despite regular pleas and petitions, the Councillor hasn’t acted upon the matter yet.