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Shri Krishna Smart Circuit

 Krishna Circuit project is a part of GOI’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

The circuit will connect important Krishna temples especially of Govind Devji and Gopinathji in the walled city and key heritage places like, JantarMantar, City Palace and Hawa Mahal. The Circuit is expected to become the Genius Loci of the city and will include Jai Niwas Bagh, Talkatora Lake, Pondrik Park, Jaleb Chowk, Choghan Stadium precinct, streets and other areas for interventions.

At a conceptual level, spreading love and brotherhood while exploring various dimensions of lord Krishna shall be the essence of the projectAt the same time, improving physical dimension of the quality of life in this part of the city shall also be achieved through this project. In that sense, Sri Krishna Smart Circuit is a type of urban renewal project.Phase 1 of Shri Krishna Smart Circuit covers the journey from Tadkeshwar Temple to Govind Devji Temple. The path runs adjacent to Several Important Structures and Gates including City Palace, JantarMantar, Brij Nidhi Temple, Anand Krishan Bihari Ji Temple and passes through Aatish Market, Chandni Chowk and Jaleb Chowk.

Objectives of the project:

The Project Objectives are formulated with a view to encapsulate the Smart City Mission principles of enhancing the quality of life and environment of the citizens by leveraging Heritage and Tourism, and the following measures are proposed:

  • To create a pedestrian oriented route from Tadkeshwar Temple to GovindDevji Temple
  • To minimize vehicular traffic and eliminate parking along the route.
  • To showcase Spiritual, Heritage and Cultural Assets
  • To enhance the Physical and Social Environment and augment Infrastructure
  • To make the environment suitable, convenient and friendly for needs of people.

Benefits of the Project

  • A pedestrian oriented plan would create lively public spaces and will increase revenue for local retailers.
  • Eliminating parking for vehicles, and creating public plazas and sidewalks will make streets attractive and more inviting.
  • Street furniture, artworks, water ATM, seating facilities, benches, trees, landscaping and water fountains with spray mist, add comfort, convenience and character to the space and support a range of people friendly activities.
  • Facade lighting, pedestrian scale light poles, will be used to evenly light the spaces.
  • A few ‘smart poles’ with public address system speakers would play devotional music.
  • Creating frontage zones and programming activities and events to organize on street activities and revenue generation.
  • Planting of trees and shrubs along the sidewalks makes the street look more appealing and also provide shade to the people.
  • Introducing raised table-top crosswalks at the intersections, would act as speed calming measures and prioritize pedestrian convenience.