The final blueprint for construction of an Andhra Pradesh complex at Sabarimala pilgrim centre in Kerala has been finalised by the government and an MoU will soon be signed with the Travancore Devaswom Board to ground the works after consultation with the Law Department.
Endowments Minister C. Ramachandraiah told reporters here that the proposed complex, for which five acres of land had been allotted, would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 25 crore in phases.
It would comprise an information centre, a hospital, a restaurant, rooms and dormitories and parking space for vehicles. He said the need for creation of such a facility at Sabarimala was felt because over 32 lakh Ayyappa devotees thronging the hill-shrine annually belong to Andhra Pradesh. Later, similar complexes would be constructed at Shirdi and Varanasi.