Goverdhan/ Vrindavan/ Mathura, February 12, 2015: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday inaugurated the renovated Rudra Kunda at Jatipura in Goverdhan. The kund was renovated by the Braj Foundation. A contingent of ascetics from Varanasi had participated in the inauguration ceremony of the kund which took more than two and half year to be renovated. “We have architecturally created the reunion of Hari – Har, where Lord Shiva is in the form of the kund and Lord Krishna in the form of water will unite, “said Vineet Narain the President of the Braj Foundation.
The CM announced that a new administrative body, Braj Heritage Developmental Board would be constituted soon to accelerate the process of conservation of holy sites.
Yadav said the proposed Braj Heritage Development Board will centralize the developmental works and push for the overall development. Drains and sewerage lines would be constructed in Goverdhan along with getting more water through the Agra Canal.
Yadav said pilgrims from all over the country and world come to Braj, which once developed would send out a positive image about t state and the country. “Our government has therefore focused on the infrastructural project. We will do our bit, but the locals too have to come forward in maintaining and supporting the programmes.” He approved the RO ATM drinking water project worth Rs, 14.56 lakh for Goverdhan. The drinking water project will help the hundreds of thousand visitors of Goverdhan.
Later in Mathura, Yadav flagged off the radio taxi project for Agra and Mathura which was pending for past one year. A fleet of ten indigo cars fitted with GPS systems was flagged off at the state museum in Dampier Nagar on Wednesday afternoon. The rental of the taxis, according to the transport department, will be charged at a minimum of Rs. 50 for the first two kilometers and thereafter Rs. 20 for every kilometer travelled.
After Goverdhan, the Chief Minister came to Vrindavan. His helicopter landed in the proposed Chandrodya Mandir temple site, from where his fleet moved towards the proposed site for the multi-layered car parking in Rukmini Vihar. The construction of the multi-layered car parking would cost Rs. 15. 47 crore. It will accommodate 500 cars in its two stories space and will relieve Vrindavan from the traffic congestion.
Then the CM went to the Krishna Balaram Mandir for darshan, where the temple President Panchagauda Das and Ganapati Das welcomed him. The students of Bhaktivedanta Gurukula performed Kirtan to celebrate the visit of the Chief Minister. While having darshan he said, “The ambience of the temple brings peace in the busy life and visiting temples are essential to bring relief from tension in the changing life style.” The temple remained open for one more hour than its usual time of closure for the CM.
After worshipping the deities in the temple he distributed saris to the widows from Iskcon’s Balaram Hall. He gave approval to the project related to the welfare of the widows costing Rs. 1, 10, 49,000. He announced another extra crore rupees for their welfare. He granted an ambulance for the medical treatment of the widows and a bus for their travelling.
When the media persons asked the CM if the civic bodies of Mathura and Vrindavan will be merged to form the Municipal Corporation, he said the views of the people of both the towns differ. He said any decision regarding the merger will be taken with the full consent of the people of both the cities. He said that there will not be any crisis of fund for the development of Vraja.
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