Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday inspected the ongoing construction of Vindhya corridor after offering prayers to Maa Vindhyavasini in Mirzapur and directed officers to complete the work of the corridor in six months.
The chief minister’s chopper landed in Mirzapur police lines where he was welcomed by Union Minister of State for Industries and Commerce and Mirzapur MP Anupriya Patel.
Ahead of Shardiya Navratri starting from Monday, the chief minister made an on-site inspection of Vindhyachal temple and Vindhya corridor under construction.
During the inspection of the grand Vindhya corridor project under construction, Divisional Commissioner Yogeshwar Ram Mishra and District Magistrate Divya Mittal informed the chief minister about the progress.
The chief minister also studied the Vindhya corridor model and gave the instructions to the project manager to finish everything on time while maintaining the standards.
In view of Shardiya Navratri, the chief minister gave the officials instructions regarding the security and convenience of the pilgrims travelling to Vindhyachal temple from across the nation.
Along with the chief minister, Principal Secretary (Tourism and Culture) Mukesh Meshram was also present.
In the office hall of commissioner Mirzapur, the chief minister presided over a review meeting with the officers and enquired about the status of the Vindhya corridor and the Navratri Mela preparations. He gave instructions to expedite the construction work in a time-bound manner and complete it within the next six months.
The chief minister asked the officials to divide the work into three shifts and engage more workers and artisans. He also asked the district administration to review the progress and obtain the progress report while keeping timeliness and quality in mind.
The chief minister suggested setting up workshops for carving stones to be used in construction work. He advised the officers to make basic amenities available to the devotees in light of the Navratri Mela.
The chief minister ordered that the whole Vindhyachal Mela region be kept clean and sanitised. Additionally, he gave instructions to improve parking, rest rooms, drinking water, medical facilities, security measures, and lighting for the devotees.
The chief minister also directed the officials to construct tabletop speed breakers by removing bumpy breakers from major roads of Mirzapur city area within three days. Union Minister of State Anupriya Patel and Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh along with other MLAs were present in the meeting.
Vindhya Corridor, modelled after Kashi Vishwanath Dham, is being built around Vindhyachal temple at an estimated cost of Rs 224 crore in an effort to boost pilgrimage travel. The Vindhya corridor is being built using pink stones of Ahraura that have been expertly crafted by Jaipur and Rajasthan artisans. This year will mark the official opening of the corridor.