The number of devotees coming to see Mahakal in Ujjain is continuously increasing. Due to this, new challenges are emerging every day in front of the administrative system of Mahakal Temple. Now to face these challenges, a special tunnel is being built in the Mahakaleshwar temple complex. Through this tunnel, every day about 8 lakh devotees can easily visit the Mahakaleshwar temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. After the inauguration of Shri Mahakal Mahalok Corridor, the number of devotees is continuously increasing.
At present 2 lakh devotees can visit every day
Ujjain District Magistrate Kumar Purushottam said that at present two lakh devotees can easily visit Mahakaleshwar temple every day. However, when the daily number of devotees reaches around 3 lakh during festivals, it becomes difficult for us to control the crowd. So keeping this situation in mind, a special tunnel is being built in Mahakaleshwar Temple for the convenience of the devotees. According to Purushottam, after the construction of this tunnel, about 8 lakh devotees will be able to easily visit the Mahakaleshwar temple every day.
The second phase work will be done at a cost of Rs 42.35 crore.
Officials said that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the second phase of Shri Mahakal Mahalok Corridor on October 5 at a cost of Rs 242.35 crore. He said that these include development works of Neelkanth area, Shaktipath, Anna area, Maharajwada complex and Chhota Rudrasagar. Which is being finalized. According to officials, under the second phase of the corridor project, a special place is also being developed in the Mahakaleshwar temple complex, where thousands of devotees will be able to have darshan of the spire of this temple.
700 cameras equipped with AI will be installed
Mahakaleshwar Temple Committee Administrator Sandeep Kumar Soni said that under the Corridor Project, about 700 cameras equipped with artificial intelligence have been installed in this religious complex. He informed that these cameras are connected to a state-of-the-art control room, through which continuous monitoring and crowd management of Mahakaleshwar Temple and Mahakal Mahalok is done. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the ambitious Shri Mahakal Mahalok Corridor project on 11 October 2022.