Mathura - After the imminent development of Ayodhya as a religious tourism centre, the focus of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is turning towards Mathura, the birth land of Lord Shri Krishna.
UP Tourism Minister Neelkanth Tiwari said Mathura will soon emerge as a major religious tourism center in Western Uttar Pradesh. "All entry points into the city will be given a unique look. The lanes will be paved with red sandstone."
The decision to develop Mathura as a religious tourism center was taken recently in the state capital Lucknow.
The minister said keeping in mind the fact that the number of tourists coming to the Braj region will rise in the next 20 years, facilities in the city will be upgraded accordingly.
The Yogi Adityanath government has decided that all ghats of Braj will be beautified and the interpretation center will be redeveloped. Under the project, pathways will be lighted up, drinking water points will be installed, additional parking facility will be developed and solar plants will be erected.
Besides this, an auditorium will also be constructed and a sound and light show with a renewed script will be held at the Krishna Janmabhumi premises.