Krishna Circuit project of Jaipur Smart City Limited is a part of the Government of India’s ‘Swadesh Darshan’ scheme of re-discovering one’s own country. Jaipur, has long-standing spiritual connections with Lord Shri Krishna and is identified as one of three places in Rajasthan to be taken up in this scheme and some proposal work. With this as the starting point, a wholesome proposal of a circuit or, route or, a parikrama is designed by connecting important Krishna temples especially of Govind Dev Ji and Gopinath Ji in the walled city area and key heritage places like Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Talkatora and Hawa Mahal.
The core objectives of the project are as follows:
To showcase Cultural assets
To improve the Physical Environment for people
To augment Physical Infrastructure
To address Socio-economic needs of people within the precinct of this route.
The total length of the project is estimated to be 2180 meters. As an initiative towards this proposal, it is being proposed to develop the Phase-1 of the pedestrian route with an enhancement of urban character with the prime objective of the revitalization of the urban spatial environment en-route; as places for people, with limited and defined carriageways for vehicular movement and very restricted and defined parking facility.
The Phase-1 of this pedestrian route is being proposed from Tadakeshwar Ji Mandir up-to Talkatora Lake, via Chandni Chowk, past the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, through Jaleb Chowk, and past Govind Dev Ji Temple.
The passage from Tadakeshwar Ji Mandir to the gate adjacent to Tripolia Gate is covered under the pedestrian pathways under the “Smart Roads”.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs.10 Cr.