The project, being executed under the World Bank’s Pro-poor Development Scheme, is estimated to cost 1.06 crore.
Reviving kunj-galis of Vrindavan
2020-03-14 (VT): The Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal
Corporation will soon embark on a restoration and beautification drive for 52
‘kunj-galis’ of Vrindavan. Having been associated with the divine pastimes of
Shri Krishna and that of veritable saints of Braj , the ‘kunj-galis’ (alleys)
of Shri Dham have immense religious as well historical significance. They are
an inseparable part of Braj heritage.
Corporation has recently added
30 more of these ‘kunj-galis’ spread across the holy
town to the existing list of 22 that were largely centred around the Banke
Bihari Mandir area. The project, which is being executed under the World Bank’s
Pro-poor Development Scheme, is estimated to cost Rs. 1.06 crore.
During a meeting with
the local councillor and other officials of the civic body, municipal
commissioner Shri Ravindra Kumar Mandar emphasised that in order to develop Vrindavan
as a ‘smart-city’ the administration will have to ensure that pilgrims and tourists
coming here return with the most divine and wonderful experience of their lives.
He also discussed the ‘Heritage Walks’ project during the meet.