The famous religious corridor called as the Kashi Vishwanath corridor has always been Narendra Modi’s dream mission. The Prime Minister of India inaugurated the project on March 8, 2019. The event was recorded and posted on his Twitter page.
The Kashi- Vishwanath Corridor is said to be 50 feet wide and as per the plan it will connect the large shrine and also Jyotirlinga temple to the ghats of the city of Varanasi. The Modi government aims to bring a huge makeover to the holy temples in the area. The project will now project and uplift about 40 temples in this place.
It is located to the left side (the banks) of the Ganga river. There are a collection of temples that have remained invisible for long. So, for their improved accessibility, the nearby buildings, shops and homes will get demolished and that will help more people to visit the holy shrines.
Snapshot About the Kashi- Vishwanath Corridor Project
It will link the Lalita Ghat and the Ganga’s Manikarna Ghat to the Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga temple.
The entire project seems to have roped in about 600 crores. They plan to set up lodgings, food streets and enquiry centres for those who would like to visit the place.
There will be special waiting rooms for visitors and lodges for priests who visit the place.
Once the venue is ready, it will be a place where a lot of pujas and yagnas will be held for special functions.
In terms, of tourism and tourism related income- the place reflects a new light of hope for India.
Apart from religious sentiments, the place holds a sound historical value in Indian heritage. So,
This corridor is in the midst of very congested roads, buildings and houses that have been built since ancient days.
During the festive season, the place has to manage the flow of thick crowds and that can cause a lot of inconvenience to the people. In fact over 5000 people visit the place on a daily basis and on festivals- it could shoot upto 3 lakh.
With the corridor, such challenges can be put to a stop.