Yadadri set to become mega pilgrim centre

CM reviews development plans at two-day meet

Hyderabad:A�Yadadri is on the way to development, literally. Following a two-day review meeting on Yadadri temple development held on Sunday and Monday, officials concerned have initiated steps for implementation of various plans as suggested by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Among the proposals is the YadadriA�Temple CityA�Master Plan. At the review meeting held on Monday for nearly eight hours,A�the Chief Minister gave many suggestions to incorporate in the proposed master plan. He said that in the 75 acres near the main hill, activities concerning most important and emergency services are to be located. Accordingly, 30 acres will be allotted for cars parking; 10 acres for buses parking and the remaining 35 acres for a bus depot, bus stand, police and fire services, commercial complex and a food court.

In another 25 acres near the temple area, a flower garden will come up and a Kalyana Mandapam and a discourse centre will be built in another 50 acres. The Chief Minister also suggested an efficient drainage system from the hill top to down and a treatment plant for garbage disposal.

The Chief Minister said software would be developed to ensure easy darshan of the Lord and various types of darshans in different time slots. Facilities for devotees and pilgrims include 100 AC rooms, 100 non-AC rooms and three dormitories. KCR said since many donors are coming forward to build cottages, a detailed programme of action and guidelines are required.

The Chief Minister suggested five different types of cottages beginning with Rs 5 lakhs, Rs 10 lakhs, Rs 25 lakhs, Rs 50 lakhs and Rs 1 crore and these would be named after the donors and managed by Yadadri Temple Development Authority (YTDA). He suggested building a multi-level car parking for 2,000 vehicles on the hill and escalators from the car parking area to the hill top. KCR said in view of the decisions taken to put up 108 feet statue of Lord Hanuman in Yadadri a team of experts will have to visitA�ChinaA�to study the models of tallest statues prepared there.

According to the suggestions made and decisions taken at the review meeting, official of Endowments, Roads & Buildings, Revenue and Forest departments andA�templeA�architects have visited the proposed areas near the temple. Special Secretary to Chief Minister K Bhupal Reddy is coordinating the activities of various departments involved in Yadadri development.




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