Kyoto-like Varanasi to go jazzy with a film city and music hub

Sep 04, 2014 12:59 PM IST | Updated on: Sep 04, 2014 01:02 PM IST

Envisioned to become a replica of Japan's classy Kyoto, Varanasi-the holy city of India is all set for a makeover. With a film city, a botanical garden and a centre of excellence for revival of classical music, it will be the cynosure of all eyes.

According to a report in Asian Age, a world-class transport system that cuts the travel time within Varanasi to just 30 minutes and quality schools with e-learning facilities and solid waste management plants are also in the pipeline. A massive blueprint for Varanasi’s rejuvenation is now being readied by the NDA government.

Kyoto-like Varanasi to go jazzy with a film city and music hub

Varanasi will boast such modern facilities in a few years from now, without having to compromise on its cultural ethos and tradition. Mr Modi intends to make Varanasi a jewel in India’s crown by pooling in every resource that is available to give a modern outlook to the city. This includes tips that he got from Kyoto’s mayor in Japan.

The blueprint envisages the beautification of all 100 ghats, spread across 7 km, into a major tourist attraction, along with the Ganga river itself and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

The blueprint, that will be firmed up by Mr Modi in the next few days, also envisages a 24-hour waster water plant and a 24-hour solid waste collection plant.

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