Govt. to protect Koti Lingala temple

Steps being to promote tourism in Jagtial, says Secretary

September 07, 2017 12:04 am | Updated 12:04 am IST - JAGTIAL

The State government was taking all measures for the development of the tourism and pilgrim centres in the newly formed Jagtial district, Tourism secretary Burra Venkatesham said.

The Tourism Secretary along with Collector A. Sharath visited the historic Koti Lingala temple in Velgatoor mandal, Rollavagu project in Bheerpur mandal and Jagtial fort in Jagtial town on Wednesday.

At a review meeting with the officials, he said that the government would take all measures for the protection ancient Koti Lingala shrine in the village, which was the first capital of Satavahana dynasty. He said that the Archeological Department was doing excavations and preserving ancient structures and collections.

Laser show

With regard to the historical Jagtial Fort, he asked the authorities to prepare proposals for the introduction of laser shows at the fort and development of greenery and walking track. He also asked the district administration to prepare proposals for construction of cottages, hanging bridge and boating facilities, among others at the Rollavagu project.

Mr Venkatesham also visited the Mancherial district and interacted with the forest officials to develop the eco-tourism in Jannaram forests.

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