K'taka to add new facilities at Tirumala

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Bangalore, Dec 31 (UNI) With the acquisition of about 7.60 acres of prime land at Tirumala, Karnataka proposes to construct new accommodation facilities by spending over Rs 42.48 crore for the benefit of the pilgrims from the state visiting the lord Venkateswara Temple.

According to an official release here today, necessary permission had been obtained from the Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) to construct additional buildings, renovating existing premises and new housing complex on the lines of Hampi at Tirumala.

The TTD, after a great deal of discussion and pursuation from Karnataka had agreed to release 7.60 acres of land at Tirumala. The TTD board had passed a resolution for release of land on perpetual lease basis.

With the availability of spacious land, the Karnataka government would construct good lodging facilities, housing complex and renovate the Pushkarini in a phased manner, the release added.

UNI

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