Since early 2018, when reports first emerged that the Uttar Pradesh government had set the corridor project in motion, the state has cleared 45,000 square feet of land surrounding the temple, demolishing about 300 homes and displacing 600 families in the process. The construction of the corridor is spread in an area of 5 lakh square feet with a number of facilities for the devotees. The project, whose foundation was laid by the Prime Minister in 2019, is likely to be completed by August 2021. Manikarnika Ghat – The Burning Ghat of Varanasi, Dev Diwali 2020 – 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t…. But the green coloured door with brown border and the knocked down handle would still be standing there, grandiose, greeting you like a fallen warrior. The project, whose foundation was laid by the Prime Minister in 2019, is likely to be completed by August 2021. A total of 24 buildings will be constructed from the temple to Ganga Ghat out of which work on 19 buildings has been started. Basant Jha, a fresh post-graduate from Kashi Vidyapeeth, lives as a tenant in the area and even when he has safely relocated his family, he and his friends regularly visit the area every morning and stay there the whole day, watching the houses they once played around in their childhood turn to dust. Varanasi, Oct 30 (IANS): The ambitious Kashi Vishwanath corridor project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started taking shape and the corridor is being embellished with the red sandstone of Chunar and from Odisha. Copyright © 2001 - 2020. The Vindhyavasini corridor is modelled on the lines of Kashi Vishwanath corridor in Varanasi, wherein a 50-feet-wide 'parikrama' (circumambulation route) around the shrine of goddess Vindhyavasini will be constructed. Varanasi, Oct 30 (IANS) The ambitious Kashi Vishwanath corridor project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started taking shape and the corridor is being embellished with the red sandstone of Chunar and from Odisha. Modi, who represents Varanasi in Lok Sabha, had laid the foundation stone of the project on March 8, 2019. Mangalore - 575 002 Follow us for updates, Arundhati Roy book removed from syllabus of TN university over alleged support for Maoists, 26/11 terrorists came from our territory, admits Pakistan's top probe agency, Centre brings online news portals under I&B ministry’s ambit, Joe Biden will prioritise defence and security partnership with India, says Obama-era official, COVID19 vaccine Sputnik V is 92% effective Russia, SC grants interim bail to Arnab Goswami in 2018 abetment of suicide case, Big things come in tiny packages: How Belgian Artist is giving life to outdated Belgian boot-scrapers, Game Changer to Most Valuable Player: Check out the IPL 2020 award winners. These temples need to be temporarily relocated before commencing construction of the ambitious project. All picture stories clicked by Piyush Singh, cover picture by Ayush Sahani, covered by Puspangana. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous temple in Varanasi, also known as the Golden temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The design of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Project is done in a way that ensures visibility of the temple directly from the Ganga Ghat. But this day is not like every other usual day. This bleak fate of the city has followed the ambitious 600-crore kashi vishwanath corridor project which involves the beautification and extension of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, such that the temple can have a direct access through a beautiful green corridor instead of through the old narrow lanes surrounded by dilapidated buildings. On the other hand, Gopalnath Mishra, almost 70 years old, regrets the decision of the government and said that his house is more than one hundred and fifty years old, and has a small heritage temple, to which his family has looked after since generations. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. Our innovative timeline and follow functionalities allow you to track what is of essence to your sensibilities. Your Email address will not be published. These temples are being restored by the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Vishisht Kshetra Vikas Parishad as part of the project. According to Chief Executive Officer, Sunil Verma: "The surface and the walls of the temple are being made of Baleshwar stones and the flooring of the corridor will be done with Makrana marble. 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The corridor aims to provide devotees easier access to the Kashi Vishwanath temple that houses one of the pre-eminent Shiva lingas and is thus considered among the most sacred temples. The Kashi Vishwanath Corridor is a dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that is being constructed under the supervision of Chief Minister Yogi … A Tourism … Published by Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd., Mangalore. Standing in their place now is a flattened plateau of land and the Kashi Vishwanath temple. This day is filled with empty, half-demolished houses in the areas around the eminent Kashi Vishwanath temple; this morning includes people waking up with the realisation that it may be their last morning in their ancestral homes. 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