Lucknow: After re-strengthening the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now ordered the restoration and beautification of several Hindu religious places across the state.
According to IANS, the monk-politician has ordered the state government officials to take steps for beautification of major religious sites, restoration of ponds near them and ensuring better public facilities for visitors and tourists.
The Chief Minister has ordered the state officials to ensure better facilities for general public including approach roads, toilets, rest houses, places to sit and drinking water near major religious places.
Adityanath is also keen on restarting the traditional and world famous Ram Leela that was enacted in Ayodhya for several decades but was abruptly ended some years back.
Similarly, the UP CM also wants Bhajan Sandhya program at Chitrakoot and Raas Leela at Mathura to be organised in the best possible manner.
During a meeting late on Wednesday, the Chief Minister asked officials of the Religious Affairs Department to ensure that approach roads to all Hindu religious places be constructed along with boundary walls to ensure their safety.
Setting a deadline of June 2018 for completion of the Rs 14.77 crore Bhajan Sandhya venue in Ayodhya, Yogi said it should be ensured that such places were well maintained and construction was done according to the best quality standards.
He also asked the time line of June 2018 to be met for the Rs 13.75 crore Bhajan Sandhya and Parikrama venue at Chitrakoot.
The monk-turned-politician, aside from showing interest in the above mentioned projects, has also called for construction of four-lane roads, public utility facilities like toilets, rest houses, places to sit and drinking water at major religious tourist spots in the state.
Adityanath also called for immediate development of public facilities at the Brij Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama route.
Instructions have also been issued to start e-pooja and e-donation facilities at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Orders have also been issued for launching of a portal for online applications for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and the Sindhu pilgrimage undertaken by the Sindhi community.
With IANS inputs