Andhra Pradesh

TTD team for Jammu to finalise site for Lord Venkateswara temple

TTD Executive Officer Anilkumar Singhal. File photo

TTD Executive Officer Anilkumar Singhal. File photo  

Will be in the new Union Territory on Saturday to pick one site among the four short-listed; construction may begin by year-end if all goes well

TIRUMALA

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Executive Officer (EO) Anil Kumar Singhal and Additional EO A.V. Dharma Reddy, along with a high level team of senior officials on Friday set out to Jammu to select and finalise an appropriate place for the construction of a temple of Lord Venkateswara.

An advance party of the TTD officials, consisting of senior engineers and sthapatis (temple architects), had toured the region and identified four locations to be more suitable for the construction of the temple among the seven proposed places by the Jammu administration.

Best among four

The high-level team which is expected to reach Jammu on Saturday will inspect the identified locations and select the best one that would be ideal for taking up the construction of the mammoth structure as well as other allied structures (if any) in future, besides catering to the pilgrim requirements.

Mr. Singhal said once the location was finalised, the management would initiate parleys with the authorities concerned and ensure that the site identified was immediately handed over to the TTD so as to enable it finalise the designs and carry out estimates for the prestigious project.

Next in Varanasi

The TTD Board had recently resolved to construct the temples of Lord Venkateswara in Jammu as well as Varanasi — the constituency represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

If every thing went on expected lines, Mr. Singhal said the construction of the temple would be taken up by the year end.

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