Gujarat govt to develop Dwarka as pilgrimage centre

Gujarat govt to develop Dwarka as pilgrimage centre
PTI
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First Published: Sun, Dec 21 2008. 06 06 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Dec 21 2008. 06 06 PM IST
Vadodara: Gujarat government has invited private companies to develop an airport at Dwarka, a historical city believed to be the capital of Lord Krishna’s kingdom on earth, to turn the it into a centre of pilgrimage.
“Chief Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his desire of an airport there,” state tourism minister Jaynarayan Vyas said.
“The government has chalked out a master plan of Rs50 crore for developing amenities and facilities to make Dwarka a centre of pilgrimage,” Vyas said, adding that that developing amenities and facilities around the temple premises will be the priority of the project.
The temple here, dedicated to Dwarka in honour of Lord Krishna, attracts thousands of pilgrims and devotees from different parts of the country and abroad.
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First Published: Sun, Dec 21 2008. 06 06 PM IST