Vrindavan 2016.09.17 (VT): Yamuna is drifting away from the ancient Keshi Ghat as monsoon has reduced in the holy city of Vrindavan. This has only resulted in unveiling the pitiable condition of the riverfront besides demotivating devotees to take a holy dip in the river due to the low water level.
The water level of Yamuna has reduced sharply after the monsoon which ended a couple of weeks back and withdrawn from the city. Besides, due to the interceptor project at Keshi Ghat, the development team has diverted the route of Yamuna so that the project can be finished smoothly. Heavy machines have also been deployed to divert the route of Yamuna from Jugal Ghat to Keshi Ghat.
Irrigation Department is planning to construct an interceptor drainage line which will collect the foul water from all drains flowing from Kosi, Chatta and Sunrakh. This line will be a total of 20 kilometres in length out of which first two kilometres are under construction from Kalidah to Shamshan Ghat.