Work at Kashi Vishwanath Corridor gathers momentum
Some 155 workers and five engineers are engaged in the project
As many as six buildings of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor have started taking shape ever since construction works on the project, also known as Kashi Vishwanath Dham project, restarted amid the lockdown on 17 April 2020.
At present, some 155 workers and five engineers are engaged in the project for Varanasi. The project is being undertaken by Shri Kashi Vishwanath Special Area Development (KVSAD) Board. PSP Projects is working on construction of the temple platform, passenger safety centres 1 and 2, spiritual book store and refreshment centre. Four engineers of the state public works department had also been deployed to ensure quality of the construction as per the set standards.
The lockdown norms are also being followed by the workers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the project in March 2019. The project is likely to be completed by June 2021.
It aims at ensuring a direct view of Kashi Vishwanath Temple from ghats of Varanasi and adding a number of facilities for devotees by expansion and beautification of the temple.