Vrindavan 2016.06.24 (VT): State Government has approved 177.81 crore rupees for the expansion and beautification of river fronts in Mathura and Vrindavan. The core committee meeting held under the guidance from CM Akhilesh Yadav has sanctioned this amount on Thursday.
Devotees throng Vrindavan round the year to take a holy dip in the Yamuna before visiting temples. But the only built river front, Keshi ghat, is now in a poor condition with cracks in the existing structure. Beside Keshi Ghat are Bhramar Ghat, Cheer Ghat, Vihar Ghat and Jugal Ghat which are not yet constructed raising the concerns for devotees who want to take a holy dip. Apart from this, Kosi drain along with other 5 drains is also flowing in the river making it dirtier.
State Government has now approved the action plans which included taping of these drains and construction of a 20 kilo meters parallel drainage system which will carry the drain water far from the city. This will help keep the river water near the riverfronts clean. Future plans also include connecting the parallel drainage system with sewer treatment plants so that the treated water can be utilised for irrigation purposes.
The approval from State Government also includes reconstruction and beautification of 225 meters long Keshi Ghat. All other river fronts will be designed and constructed in a stretch of 500 meters.
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