The over 200-year-old Sri Selva Vinayakar Temple here has got a new lease of life, thanks to the pro-active measures taken by devotees.

However, a transformer placed just in front of the main entrance to the temple is posing threat to devotees.

The old temple, abutting Bhashyam Road and Nethaji Road, faced imminent demolition owing to road expansion. However, the Sri Selva Vinyakar Devotees Trust decided to demolish the old structure and reconstruct it a few metres away.

The new temple, housing two shrines for Sri Selva Vinayakar and Draupadi Amman, is now nearing completion. As the structure has been built on an elevated platform, the main entrance to the temple has come almost at the same height of the transformer.

Therefore, the Trust had made a representation six months ago to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution to relocate the transformer . As no response had come from Tangedco officials, the Trust has made another representation to Environment Minister M.C. Sampath, but in vain.

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