Yogi Aditya Nath and his government have decided to convert Kashi Vishwanath Temple into an effortless pilgrimage and build a dedicated corridor. This project is believed to be the dream project of Prime Minister and BJP MP Narendra Modi. In the year 2014, BJP had made a special announcement that the face of the ancient city Varanasi will change.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other ministers have frequently visited Varanasi to see the progress of the project. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor is considered to be a challenging project regarding constructing a 50ft wide corridor. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located on the western bank of the sacred river Ganga, and nearly 3000 visitors visit the temple crossing the tapered lanes and the number of visitor’s increases during special occasions. Thus, the government headed by Yogi Adityanath decided to acquire 300 houses and demolish the properties to build the 50ft wide corridor the localities of the homes will be rehabilitated sooner. Yogi Adityanath’s government has sanctioned ₹600 crore for this project in December 2017. Kashi Vishwanath Temple CEO is looking after the project where 3000 labours are involved in destroying the properties. He mentioned the level of difficulty being faced to bring the logistics via the narrow lane.
The corridor is built between the Lalita ghat and Manikarnika Ghat on the bank of river Ganga. People can access the temple from directly the Western Ghats, and the visuals of the temples can be seen from other ghats. On the way to reach the temple, there will be essential amenities provided on the form such as washrooms, sheds, drinking water, centres for meditation etc. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor’s project is yet to be complete, but as promised by Yogi’s government and PM Modi the corridor will open early this year.