Ujjain: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the Mahakal Lok corridor at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. He also performed puja at the famous Lord Mahakal temple. .
The total project cost of the more than 900 metres long Mahakal Lok (corridor) is Rs 856 crore with the first phase costing Rs 351 crore, a state official said. The corridor, said to be one of the longest in the country, traverses the old Rudrasagar lake which has been revived as part of the redevelopment project around the Mahakaleshwar Temple, one of the 12 ‘jyotirlingas’. Upon arrival, Modi, accompanied by Madhya Pradesh governor Mangu Bhai Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, greeted sadhus and other religious leaders present on another dais by joining his palms.
The prime minister then pressed a remote control device to unveil a replica of `Shivling’ to dedicate the Mahakal Lok to the nation. Modi also took a ride along the corridor with Chouhan and Patel in a battery-operated open car. . The prime minister also stopped for a while to watch Malkhamb performances.