Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on Wednesday conducted a review meeting of the Kedarnath temple (Math) development and reconstruction project along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat and other senior officials via video conferencing.
Modi laid out his vision for the reconstruction of the shrine. He said that the state government should envision and design development projects for holy sites like Kedarnath and Badrinath in a way and manner that stands the test of time and is yet eco-friendly and in harmony with nature and its surroundings.
In the discussion, PM discussed that the present construction season can be utilize for completing pending works by proper distribution of labour pools, keeping in mind the norms of social distancing.
During this lockdown, reconstruction work can be done without pressure in terms of tourists and pilgrims to the holy sites. This will help to create facilities and infrastructure to better sustain tourism flows in the years to come.
Modi also suggested for further development of other heritage and religious spots in the stretch extending from Ramban to Kedarnath. This work will be in addition to the re-development of the main shrine in Kedarnath.
The status of development of Brahma Kamal vatika (garden) and museum to greet pilgrimsen-route to Vasuki Taal, re-development of old town quarters and properties of historical significance keeping in-tact their original architectural façade as well as other facilities like eco-friendly parking spaces at a proper distance from the shrine and at regular intervals were also discussed in the conference.