UJJAIN, INDIA, November 19, 2021 (The Free Press Journal): The expansion and beautification work in Mahakaleshwar Temple premises costing US$80 million seems to reach its final stage with the completion of more than 70 per cent of the construction work. The temple will be completely revamped to its full glory by March 2023 in order to ensure the convenience and stay of the devotees. The expansion scheme has included a number of attractions like the Rudrasagar laser show. Devotees incapable of walking long will be allowed to take e-rickshaws and visit the temple through separate entry gates.

Collector Asheesh Singh and SP Satyendra Kumar Shukla briefed the media persons about the ongoing construction work and said that $19.7 million is being spent on land acquisition required for the temple expansion, 11 houses in front of the temple will be removed soon and construction of the proposed 230 ft. wide road will also start soon. After completion of expansion work, the premises will have a capacity of about 100,000 devotees. At present, the temple complex is spread across approximately 6 acres which will be expanded to 40.5 acres.