Some such corridor is to be built around the Banke Bihari Temple.
Allahabad High Court has approved the UP government’s plan to build a corridor around the Banke Bihari Temple in Mathura. While giving its verdict on Monday, the High Court approved the government’s plan and asked it to move ahead with the proposed scheme. However, permission was not given to use the money deposited in the temple’s bank account for building the corridor.
The division bench of Chief Justice Pritinkar Diwakar and Justice Ashutosh Srivastava gave this decision on Monday. It said that the UP government should take forward its proposed plan of the corridor, but should also ensure that it does not cause any kind of hindrance to the temple visitors. The High Court has also given permission to the government to remove the encroachment which is becoming a hindrance in building the corridor. The government will have to construct this corridor at its own expense.
Kashi will be built on the lines of Vishwanath temple
Banke Bihari Temple Corridor will also be built on the lines of Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Varanasi. The decision of this case was reserved by the High Court on 8 November. Now the next hearing of this case will be on 31 January 2024. Actually, PIL in this matter has been filed on behalf of Anant Sharma, Madhumangal Das and others. During its hearing, the priests of the temple had said that the construction of the corridor was unnecessary and had refused to give the amount of offerings and donations.
Government will get the construction done at its own expense
The High Court did not allow the money deposited in the temple’s bank account to be spent on the construction of the corridor. In fact, the priests had refused to give the amount of offerings and donations, calling the corridor unnecessary. Now the government will have to construct this corridor at its own expense. Apart from this, the High Court also approved the removal of encroachments that were creating obstacles in the way of the corridor.