Rs. 8 Cr. To Be Spent On
Different works are being carried out for development of the ghats at Chitrakoot
at a cost of about Rs eight crore. The Minister of State for Tourism Tukojirao
Puar said that in addition to the ghats other important places would also be
developed and beautified.
Minister said that Chitrakoot is associated with various important episodes
pertaining to exile life of Ram and it is a great centre of faith. About 40
lakh devotees visit Chitrakoot every year. During the Kumbh and
Ardha Kumbh at Allahabad the number of visitors crosses even 90 lakh.
Taking a holy dip in sacred Mandakini river is considered a must.
informed that Madhya Pradesh Government has secured sanction of a Rs eight crore
project from Union Ministry of Tourism under Circuit Development Scheme
to provide better facilities to devotees at the ghats of Chitrakoot.
Besides, Dev Talab and Deur Kothar of Rewa district would
also be developed.
Minister said that the development works taken up include upgradation of
three-kilometer long ghat on the western bank of Mandakini, construction
of shelters for devotees, construction of a bridge to link the banks and
railing, lighting and installation of fountains.