Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has approved project worth INR 275 crore for development of Krishna and Heritage circuit of Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme
Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has approved project worth INR 275 crore for development of Krishna and Heritage circuit of Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme. The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) for the Swadesh Darshan Scheme met under the chairmanship of Vinod Zutshi, secretary, MoT, and was attended by senior officers of the ministry and sstate governments of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana.
Under Krishna Circuit in Rajasthan, the sites of Shrinath Ji (Nathdwara), Govind Devji (Jaipur), Kanak Vrindavan (Jaipur), Charan Mandir (Jaipur), Galtaji Temple Complex (Jaipur), and Khatu Shyam (Sikar) are covered with total project cost of approximately INR 98 crore. The project envisaged infrastructural development of the sites with special emphasis on audio-visual and projection show, site illumination, solar lighting and street lighting, construction of tourist facilitation centres, Yatri sheds, infrastructural development of way-side amenities, parking, public convenience, construction of open air theatre, culture interpretation centre, fountains and landscaping.
Sites located in and around Kurukshetra (Haryana) have been included in Krishna Circuit for Haryana. Major thrust area of development for sites of Jyotisar, Brahma Sarovar, Sannhit Sarovar, Narkatari: Baan Ganga, Amin: Abhimanyu Ka Tila are: Bathing Ghat facilities (lockers, changing rooms, etc), construction of Mahabharata Theme Park, water channel and fountains, multi-purpose tourist information centre, Braham Sarovar facade lighting and Braham Sarovar temple lighting, multimedia laser show with musical fountain, development of parking and public convenience facilities. Total project cost for integrated development of Krishna Circuit in Haryana is estimated at INR 96 crore.
The Heritage circuit of Gujarat focuses on Gandhi theme, covering sites of Ahmedabad (Kochrab Ashram, Sabarmati Ashram, Dandi bridge), Rajkot (Alfred High School, Kaba Gandhi no Delo, Rashtriya Shala ), Porbandar (Kirti Mandir), Bardoli (Sardar Patel Museum) and Dandi (Gandhi Smriti railway station, Karadi village, Dandi Memorial). Total project cost estimated at INR 80 crore envisaged creating audio-visual and projection show, site illumination, construction of tourist facilitation centres, infrastructural development of way-side amenities, parking, public convenience and landscaping.