On the morning of Saturday 18th Many 2019, PM Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Kedarnath Temple in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand.
After offering prayers, the Prime Minister took stock of the ongoing work in the Kedarnath Development Project. This project, which is very close to the Prime Minister’s heart envisions state-of-the-art facilities in Kedarnath, which would bring more tourists and pilgrims.
The works reviewed by the Prime Minister include Shankracharya Samadhi Sthal, whose work has begun in the North Western direction of the Temple. . PM Modi stated that this Sthal would enhance the spiritual prestige of Kedarnath and would be built in such a way that its view compliments the view of the Temple.
Works underway at the Saraswati Ghat were inspected by PM Modi. Works on the Aastha Path, where pilgrims can walk and make use of the Ghat bathing facilities were also seen by PM Modi. PM Modi shared that these works will facilitate greater convenience for pilgrims coming from different parts of India.
The Prime Minister was briefed on the Kedarpuri Protection Wall and Teerth Purohit Housing facilities.
PM Modi directed officials to work on good quality infrastructure that would also take pilgrims to the nearby Vasuki Taal, which is known for the iconic and historic Bhramakamal flower.
There were also discussions on ways to further ease the travel facilities between Gaurikund and Kedarnath, including ways to connect these places via a ropeway.
The entire staff working on the Kedarnath Development Project were praised by the Prime Minister for their hardwork and perseverance. PM added that these people, who belong to Uttarakhand and other parts of the nation, work in difficult circumstances. Yet, they have risen to the occasion and ensured substantial progress is made in the project.
PM Modi added that as a tribute to the team that has worked on the entire project, videos and photographs should be displayed around Kedernath showing the progress made in the project thought different points of time. This would give an indication of the monumental efforts undertaken.
Another aspect PM Modi stressed on was to ensure Kedarnath becomes digital payments friendly. In this regard, officials said that the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) has begun to work in this direction.
Status of the repair and renovation work on the route to the Bhairo Mandir was discussed during the PM’s meeting as well.
The Prime Minister made a strong case for ensuring protecting the environment at all costs. He also avowed that special care should be devoted to drinking water and sanitation facilities in Kedarnath.
Reviewing aspects of the ongoing Kedarnath Development Project. pic.twitter.com/bVOFnCozug— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 18, 2019