VARANASI GHAT REDEVELOPMENT

VARANASI, UTTAR PRADESH

Harishchandraghatis the oldest Kashi cremation ground. Significant number of cremations take place here since according to the Hindu mythology, being cremated here provides moksha, salvation.Harishchandraghatcurrently faces many issues in terms of cleanliness, pollution, silt deposits, encroachments, deterioration of hardscape, unorganized wood stocks and funeral activities, missing streetscape elements, dilapidated building facades etc.
The proposal for ghat revitalization is a three step process as described below.

  1. Check on river pollution by controlling flow of puja samagri and sewage into the river. Kunds and basins can be created for cremation activities.
  2. Integration of technology in the process of cremation such that it controls pollution on the ghats.
  3. Redevelopment of the ghat area in terms of step cleaning, restoring hardscapes and built form around, organizing informal and formal activities, provision of streetscape elements such as street furniture, lighting etc and improvement of ghat infrastructure and amenities.

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Project area: approx. 240 meters length
  • Services: Vision and Master planning, Landscape, urban design
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