Five corridors proposed under Yadadri Draft Master Plan

Hyderabad: The officials of the Directorate of Town and Country Planning put up a presentation on the Draft Master Plan on the development of Yadadri temple to Municipal Administration Secretary Navin Mittal at the secretariat on Monday.

The draft master plan proposed development of five corridors and Lord Narasimha Swamy’s incarnations have been proposed for the entrance of all the five corridors. Of the five corridors, three will be developed towards Masaipet, Vangapalli and Pathagutta while the remaining two will be developed from Siddipet and NH 169 to the temple. The temple entrance arch will depict five elements Earth, Air, Water, Sky and Ether.

The YTDA area includes seven revenue villages of Yadagiripalli, Gundlapally, Raigir, Saidapur, Mallapur, Datarpalli and Baswapur with an area of 104 sq.km. Special focus has been laid on the religious and cultural development in view of its importance of the temple town. About 1,391 acres of land has been acquired for development of the temple complex. Development of temple city will be in two phases –development of forest area, Gandi cheruvu, hillock area, Swamyvari Udyana Vanam, Kalyana Mandapam, VVIP cottages, dormitory, vehicle parking, bus terminal shopping and sub-station are some of the facilities proposed under the draft master plan.

Navin Mittal asked the officials to include setting up of residential educational complexes in the proposed master plan. He said a special campaign should be taken up in the seven villages under the YTDA to make them prohibit open defecation by June 2 this year. Garbage processing and treatment, including source segregation, waste water processing and treatment should be proposed under Public Private Partnership model in the draft master plan.

The draft master plan also recommended that all major water bodies should have water-related activities and informal squatting of pilgrims to take rest and take food. It also proposed green buffer area, water sports, water games, lake conservation, botanical garden, arts and cultural zone and a watch tower at highest point in YTDA.

CEO of Yadadri Temple Development Authority G Kishan Rao, Director Town and Country Planning K Anand Babu and other officials were present. –NSS

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