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Chandi Ghat A New River Front along Ganga

A spanking new River Front has come up at Chandi Ghat in            The Ghat is equipped with various facilities like interpretation
Haridwar at one of the most iconic sites which is just below the    center with audio visual room, cafeteria, souvenir shop, spacious
Chandi Devi Mandir on the banks of main stem of river Ganga in      parking lot, toilet blocks, water spouts, changing rooms and
Haridwar. This sprawling ghat complex of 41,872 sqm. has been       sitting kiosks to provide the best amenities to the visitors and the
built on the left bank of river Ganga opposite the ever famous      pilgrims. The ghats have also been provided with 17 canopies
Brahma Kund and Har Ki Pauri.                                       where pilgrims can perform pooja as well as a prayer hall. The
The beautiful, red sand stone ghat immediately attracts the         ghat also has adequate provision of lighting. The overhead mast
attention of passers by from the national highway as well as from   lights and medium light poles light up the ghat complex with a
the bridge which leads to Rishikesh amidst beautiful backdrop just  rainbow of colors and attracts attention from even far away
below the mountains and with a vast expanse of surroundings         locations.
through which river Ganga streams across. M/s WAPCOS                A 140 mtr. long cremation ghat has also been constructed on the
Limited, a Public Sector Undertaking executed the construction of   opposite side of the bridge with 16 Improved Wooden Cremation
this project of NMCG as one of the important project of 'Namami     (IWC) which can save wood up to 50% in comparison with the
Gange'. The project has been completed months before the            conventional cremation. The crematoria ground has 10 canopies
schedule date of completion and WAPCOS Limited will also carry      built for rituals and 2 for washing the dead bodies. 120 lockers
out the operation and maintenance for a period of five years.       have also been provided to store ashes.

The Ghat was inaugurated on 21st February 2019 by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon'ble Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and
Ganga Rejuvenation along with Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Uttarakhand and other dignitaries.

Highlights of the Chandi Ghat River Front

 Ghat cum crematoria complex is 760 mtr. long                       Landscaping to provide greenery across the complex
 Built at a cost of ` 69.18 crore                                   Ramps have been provided for the benefit of pilgrims
 Adorned with permanent murals depicting various forms              Wood store for housing the wood for cremation
                                                                     Overhead tank of 1 lakh litre capacity
   of Ganga and its flora and fauna                                  Toilet blocks and changing rooms
 Steel railings have been provided along the steps leading to       Provision of electric crematoria

   the river below

Glimpses from Chandi Ghat River Front Complex
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