New Delhi, Jun 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday conducted a review of the Kedarnath Dham development and reconstruction project with the Uttarakhand state government via video conferencing.
Laying out his vision for the reconstruction of the shrine, the Prime Minister said that the state government should envision and design development projects for holy sites like Kedarnath and Badrinath in a way and manner that stands the test of time and is yet eco friendly and in harmony with nature and its surroundings.
Considering the present situation and comparatively lean pressure in terms of tourists and pilgrims to the holy sites, the Prime Minister suggested that the present construction season could be utilised for completing pending works by proper distribution of labour pools, keeping in mind the norms of social distancing. This will help to create facilities and infrastructure to better sustain tourism flows in the years to come. As part of specific suggestions, Mr Modi also gave directions for further development of other heritage and religious spots in the stretch extending from Ramban to Kedarnath.
This work will be in addition to the re-development of the main shrine in Kedarnath. The meeting, in which Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat and other senior officials also participated, also saw detailed discussions on topics related to status of development of Brahma Kamal vatika (garden) and museum to greet pilgrims en-route to Vasuki Taal, redevelopment of old town quarters and properties of historical significance keeping intact their original architectural façade as well as other facilities like eco-friendly parking spaces at a proper distance from the shrine and at regular intervals. (UNI)