The day after he laid the foundation stone for the project, Modi posted a video on Twitter, which depicted a digital rendering of the government’s vision for the corridor—now renamed the Vishwanath dham.

The video showed a large open complex around the Kashi Vishwanath temple—instead of the crowded lanes—complete with a performance space, a heritage library, shops for devotees, offices for the temple workers, and a “mandir chowk.” Through the video, the Gyanvapi mosque remains visible but is unmarked—in discernible contrast to all other structures on the corridor, each of which is individually labelled. HCP, a design and planning firm based in Gujarat, is credited with the plan.