Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mahakaleshwar Corridor, constructed in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on 11 October 2022.
What is the Mahakal corridor?
- Mahakal Maharaj Mandir Parisar Vistar Yojna is a plan for the expansion, beautification, and decongestion of the Mahakaleshwar temple and its adjoining area in Ujjain district.
- Under the plan, the Mahakaleshwar temple premises of around 2.82 hectares is being increased to 47 hectares, which will be developed in two phases by the Ujjain district administration. This will include the 17 hectares of Rudrasagar lake.
- The cost of project is Rs 350 crore.
- The project is expected to increase tourist annual footfall in the city from the current 1.50 crore to nearly three crore.