BHOPAL: After the Kashi Vishwanath corridor complex in the temple city of Varanasi, the Mahakal temple complex in the temple city of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh is also expected to achieve an attractive celestial form.
An attractive light and sound system will be one of the key features of the Rs 714 crore Mahakal temple complex expansion project, the first phase of which is expected to be completed within the next three months.
Deputy Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired a meeting in Bhopal on Friday evening to review the progress of the Mahakal temple complex project. 90% of the works relating to the first phase of the project have already been completed and the remaining works are expected to be completed within the next three months.
Efforts are being made to secure the first phase of the grand scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had unveiled the KV corridor project in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in UP on December 13, 2021.
Out of the total project Rs 714 crore, the MP government is spending Rs 421 crore. In addition to the central share of Rs 271 crore, the management committee spends an amount of 21 crore.
Chairing the meeting, the CM ordered to systematically complete the work of the first phase within the next three months, after which the launch date of the first phase will be finalized. The CM will visit Delhi and invite the PM to launch the project. The CM further ordered that apart from the Mahakal Temple, other temples and places of interest in Ujjain should be developed in such a way and other activities should be carried out in such a way that devotees and tourists wish to stay there. a day or two.
Chouhan further said that the Mahashivratri festival on March 1 will see every house in Ujjain lit up with earthen lamps. “There should be broad public participation in this.”
Both phases of the project are expected to be completed by June 2023.