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Renovation of Uchchangi Yallamma temple begins

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The project has been estimated at Rs. 1.47 crore

HISTORICAL:S.K. Basavarajan, MLA, offering a puja at the Uchchangi Yallamma temple in Chitradurga on Tuesday.
HISTORICAL:S.K. Basavarajan, MLA, offering a puja at the Uchchangi Yallamma temple in Chitradurga on Tuesday.

S.K. Basavarajan, MLA, has commended the initiative taken by the State Archaeology Department to renovate the historical Uchchangi Yallamma temple on the Chitradurga Fort premises here at a cost of Rs. 1.47 crore.

Speaking after launching repair work by offering a puja at the temple on Tuesday, Mr. Basavarajan said that the temple was on the verge of collapse owing to lack of maintenance for several years.

“As it is a tourist spot, residents of Chitradurga have been appealing to the State government to renovate the temple,” he said.

Tenders invited

Mr. Basavarajan said that tenders had been invited for the construction of a concrete road in front of the fort and toilets on its premises, besides making arrangements to provide drinking water to tourists.

Rajanna from the Archaeological Survey of India said that very soon the temple would come under their jurisdiction, following which steps would be taken to create better infrastructure at a cost of Rs. 20 crore. City Municipal Council president Sunita Mallikarjun was present.

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