Lucknow: Devotees will soon be able to register themselves through the internet to pay obeisance at the historic Kashi Vishwanath temple at Varanasi.

A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust held on Monday.

Keeping in view problems faced by pilgrims during the Hindu month of 'Shravan', facility of booking through the internet would be provided, Religious Endowment Minister Anand Singh said.

Besides, it has also been decided to provide live telecast of darshan of the temple through DTH, he added.

During the meeting, a proposal to prepare a master plan for long-term development of the temple was also approved.

The salary of priests and other staff would be increased by 35 per cent in the next six months, the minister said.

To increase facilities for tourists, the trust also gave permission to purchase three more buildings near temple, including Panch Pandav Bhawan, Mirzapur Bhawan and Srivastava Bhawan, he said.

During the meeting, a budget of Rs 9.04 crore was also sanctioned to complete additional work at the temple.


(Agencies)

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