Two years ago on October 23 the Galigopuram of Bapatla Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple collapsed, but the work on its reconstruction has not been taken up so far. Foundation stone was laid in April, 2012. Professors from NIT, Warangal, studied soil samples and prepared a design for the proposed Galigopuram.
Meanwhile, a problem has cropped up with Car shed, which is adjacent to the Gopuram. The authorities had dismantled that and the chariot was kept outside in the open. The authorities have blocked the entire road obstructing the traffic towards railway station. As people of Bapatla town are attached with this Galigopuram, Forum For Better Bapatla set up a 15 feet flex banner of the gopuram in the centre of the town.