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BENGALURU: With President Ram Nath Kovind set to launch the magnificent Sri Rajadiraja Govinda temple of the Worldwide Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on June 14, the organisation is reiterating its enchantment to the Bangalore Metro Rail Company Restricted (BMRCL) to facilitate pedestrian connectivity through a foot overbridge for its present Hare Krishna Hill temple in Rajaji Nagar from Mahalakshmi Metro station. It’s essential now as devotees could be eager to go to each the ISKCON temples utilizing Metro trains, it says.
Naveena Neerada Dasa, Head, Strategic Communications, ISKCON, advised The New Indian Specific, “The Sri Rajadiraja Govinda Temple, a duplicate of the well-known Tirumala temple, can be inaugurated by the President very shortly. Our current temple is a significant vacationer attraction in Bengaluru and it might be the identical with the upcoming one, close to the Doddakallasandra Metro station. Devotees would undoubtedly wish to go to each and the massive plus for all is they’re each linked by the Metro community.”
A serious chunk of devotees presently go to the temple on Chord Street by alighting at Mahalakshmi Format Metro station boosting patronage for the station manifold. “Resulting from restricted parking amenities to cater to the large rush, many devotees choose public transport. Nonetheless, they should stroll almost 500 metres on this street which is very congested within the face of big visitors. After strolling this stretch, devotees must stroll a long way contained in the temple too. Therefore, we request BMRCL once more to urgently take steps to construct a skywalk right here. Now we have already erected a skywalk by BBMP connecting each side of the street as we discovered many falling down and assembly with accidents resulting from incoming autos when crossing over from the facet of the Guruvaryoor temple facet. Even our safety staffer misplaced his life someday in the past when crossing from our temple throughout the street,” stated Dasa.
ISKCON has plans to construct a skywalk close to Doddakallasandra Metro station to facilitate connectivity to the Kanakapura temple, he added.
On Feburary 26, 2020, it had despatched a proper communication requesting for the skywalk on Chord Street to the Managing Director of BMRCL. “We can be sending BMRCL one other request shortly,” Dasa stated. The tourism division of the Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Trade too had urged BMRCL to place in place the skywalk throughout a presentation it made on its premises manner again in 2016.
High BMRCL officers withheld touch upon the problem.