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5 Acres, ₹ 262 Crore, 10,000 Capacity: Banke Bihari Temple Corridor Plan

The building of a dedicated corridor for the Banke Bihari Temple in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, has received approval from the Allahabad High Court. The Kashi-Vishwanath Temple Corridor will serve as the model for the temple corridor, which will provide devotees with three easy ways to get to the Krishna temple.
The UP government will provide ₹ 262 crore toward the historic corridor’s construction. More than 10,000 devotees can stay inside the complex at once; it will be constructed over 5 acres. Three routes will allow devotees to access the temple: from the Jadoun parking lot, Vidyapeeth intersection, and Jugalghat.

The temple will be surrounded by a two-story corridor. The entrance complex’s ground floor will occupy 11,300 square meters. Additionally, there will be stores on the ground floor that sell puja supplies and a hallway lined with murals of Krishna.

Along with 5,113 square meters of open space, there will be a 3.500 square meter pilgrim waiting room.

Locals who claimed the project would force them to relocate or disturb their daily routines fiercely opposed the Yogi Adityanath government’s proposal for the corridor. In addition, priests and business owners used their own blood to write the Chief Minister a letter asking him to halt the project.

The UP government plan that calls for the new corridor was approved on Monday by a bench made up of Justice Ashutosh Srivastava and Chief Justice Pritinker Diwaker of the Allahabad High Court. The state government made sure that the construction wouldn’t impede worshippers at the Banke Bihari Temple from performing their prayers.

For those who are devoted to Krishna, one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in North India is the Vrindavan temple.

The BJP government has proposed building numerous corridors across the nation to increase religious tourism in India. This corridor is just one of them. The Mahakal Corridor was officially opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, last year.

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