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1000-year-old Temple in Ambernath to get ₹43 crore makeover

MP Shinde said that the facelift will be carried out in and around the temple in two phases: A sum of Rs 20 crore will be spent in the first phase, while the remaining amount Rs 23 crore will be used in the second phase.

1000-year-old Temple in Ambernath to get ₹43 crore makeover
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Kalyan MP Dr Shrikant Shinde on Friday, December 4, announced that the Maharashtra government has sancitioned ₹43 crore for the beautification and restoration of 1000-year old Shiv Temple in Thane district’s Ambernath.

MP Shinde said that the facelift will be carried out in and around the temple in two phases: A sum of ₹20 crore will be spent in the first phase, while the remaining amount ₹23 crore will be used in the second phase.

The revamp will see a new amphitheatre, parking space, children's play area, garden, market and bus stop, among others around the ancient temple.

Taking it to Twitter, Shrikant Shinde thanked the Urban development and Thane guardian minister Eknath Shinde for sanctioning the funds.

"A fund of ₹43 crore has been sanctioned for the development of the ancient Shiva temple and its surroundings in Ambernath city. Thanks to Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde for sanctioning the funds," he tweeted.

According to reports, the first phase will mainly focus on the entrance, bus stop, flower market, 'Jantar Mantar' garden, a huge parking lot, two new tensile suspended bridges, Waldhuni river conservation programme, renovation of the age-old pool and amphitheatre.

On the other hand, the second phase will focus on the beautification of the Waldhuni river bank, construction of ghats on the river, a new exhibition area, concrete roads, tensile roof, aquarium and museum, among others.

Apart from that, a fund of ₹8 crore has been earmarked for an exhibition area to showcase the temple relics.

He also thanked other Shiv Sena leaders including Arvind Walekar, MLA Balaji Kinikar, Sunil Choudhary and the citizens of Ambernath for their support and contributions.

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