CM held Review Meeting on Endowments
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CM held Review Meeting on Endowments

12-04-2017

CM held Review Meeting on Endowments

We will ensure that justice is done to all the 12 thousand people with regard to the Simhachalam endowments lands issue: CM

Chief Minister reviews key projects taken up in 3 major temples

The Chief Minister Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu today held a review with the officials of the Endowments Department.

Key ongoing projects in Srisaila, Sri Kanaka Durga and Srikalahasti Devasthanams were reviewed by the Chief Minister.

The endowment department is taking up projects such as housing, outer ring road, commercial centers and other heritage restoration and landscape works in and around the Srisaila Devasthanam.

The government proposes to build housing facilities for encroachers and employees of the Devasthanam. The housing project for the employees is projected at as cost of 49.95 Crores and 405 flats will be built for them. The project will be completed by May 2018 and 24 crores loan is sanctioned by HUDCO.

The total projected cost of the outer ring road for the Srisaila devasthanam is 75 crores. The 7 km outer ring road will commence in May 2017 and will be completed by March 2018.

Siddharamappa Shopping Complex with a total cost of 14.5 cores, Lalitha Heritage Commercial street and Ganesh Food court complex and other commercial projects being taken up in Srisailam.

With regard to the Sri Kanaka Durga Devasthanam, the Chief Minister reviewed the progress of the landscape works at the Ghat road, arjun street, renovation of Sivalayam and prakara mandapam and about the construction activity of dormitory halls at C.V Reddy Choultry. As many as 4 lifts are being erected at the Mallikarjuna Maha Mandapam.

6.71 crore worth works are happening at the Srikalahasti devasthanam. Renovation of Koneru at Bharadwaja Theertham, Removal and Re construction of stone Mandapam, Prakaram & Cut stone flooring in Sri Manikanteswara Swami Temple and Construction of Nandi Choultry at  Lowbavi are some of the works reviewed by the Chief Minister.

Later the Chief Minister reviewed the Simhachalam endowments lands issue and ordered the officials to take immediate steps to put an end to this issue.

He spoke to Shri. Srinivas, Advocate General on phone and asked him to take necessary steps to solve this issue. He added that strong arguments should be put forward to the court with regard to this case.

The Chief Minister said that the government will take up the responsibility of ensuring justice to all the 12 thousand people who have purchased lands belonging to the temple several decades ago.