Vrindavan, January 10, 2020 (VT): The Saptadevalayas temples of Vrindavan will be at the center of the ‘Smart city Project’ under which the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to provide Rs. 50 crore to seven municipal corporations for the next five years. The Municipal Corporations of the pilgrimage cities of Ayodhya and Mathura – Vrindavan are two important centers included in this project, of which Vrindavan was identified as a ‘special development zone’ by the latter.
The administrative bodies of Mathura-Vrindavan will be given Rs 50 crore per year for the next five years under the Smart City Mission. The government has sought a plan for the project. Apart from the Saptadevalaya temples, the other ancient temples and kunds, which have remained neglected and beyond the easy reach of people so far, will also be developed. The approach roads to Vrindavan and the lanes leading to these temples will be made pilgrim-friendly.
While restoring the sacred ambience around the ‘Saptadevalaya’ temples, the project also proposes a complete facelift of the town’a ancient areas which includes the lanes, bylanes and the bank of Yamuna.
There are 17 municipal corporations in the state of Uttar Pradesh, of which Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Agra, Aligarh, Jhansi, Bareilly, Saharanpur and Moradabad have already been selected under the Smart City Project.