Ministry of Urban
Development today approved development of 6 km long Bet Dwarka Darshan
Circuit in Gujarat at a cost of Rs.16.27 cr under the Central Scheme
‘Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)’.
HRIDAY National Empowered Committee chaired by Shri Rajiv Gauba,
Secretary (UD) has approved the circuit connecting the famous Dwarkadish
Haveli and Hanuman Dandi, the only temple housing Hanumanji and his son
Makardhwaj, in Dwarka district of Gujarat. There are two important water
bodies along the circuit viz., Ranchod Talav and Shankhudhar Lake.
Darshan Circuit works to be taken up include development of streets and
pedestrian pathways, laying of cycle tracks along beach side,
plantation, provision of benches, resting spaces, changing rooms,
drinking water and toilet facilities, craft and food bazar, signages,
LED lighting, plazas for vending spaces etc.
Under HRIDAY launched on January 21, 2015, heritage related
infrastructure development is being taken up in 12 identified cities
including Dwarka-Bet Dwarka at a total cost of Rs.500 cr. so far,
projects with an investment of Rs.420 cr have been approved for all 12