The Uttarakhand government has prepared a master plan for the beautification of the Badrinath temple at an estimated cost of Rs 424 crore. The Uttarakhand government will present the master plan for the temple to the Prime Minister’s Office on September 9.
The masterplan includes the beautification of the centuries-old temple. It also includes the development of facilities for pilgrims who come from across the world to visit the temple.
The masterplan has been prepared on the lines of the Kedarpuri reconstruction. It has been prepared at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The prime minister is personally monitoring the progress of similar projects under implementation at Kedarnath.
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The presentation will be made in the presence of Uttarakhand chief secretary Om Prakash, sources said.
Three-phase development plan
Chamoli district collector Swati Bhadouriya said the entire development of the temple and allied infrastructure will be carried out in three phases.
In the first phase, the beautification of the Shesh Netra and Badrish lakes near the temple will be taken up. In the second phase, the temple and areas close to it will be taken up for development. Subsequently, in the third phase, a path connecting the temple directly with the Shesh Netra lake will be built.
Proposal to beautify ponds, widen roads
Proposed works under the plan also include beautification of the ponds around the temple. Additionally, it includes expansion and widening of roads leading to the shrine and developing Badrish Van. The construction of a parking facility is also in the plan, besides the riverfront development in a phased manner.
Uttarakhand CM has approved the plan
Notably, officials have already presented the development plan before Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. The CM has already approved the development plan. In fact, the groundwork on the beautification of the temple and the creation of allied infrastructure may start from November. However, it depends on whether the PM approves the development plan or recommends changes.
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