Big tourism centre in Tirupati: Minister

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Tirupati, Jul 29 (UNI) To attract more tourists to this temple town, a big tourism centre would be developed in 50 acres of land near the Alipiri-Chittoor bypass road in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh Tourism Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy said here today.

He told newspersons here eco- tourism would be developed in 20 acres of land and commercial projects would be taken up in the remaining 30 acres by the tourism department. This would became one of the biggest tourism centres in the state.

Among Commercial projects, replicas of ancient and important temples, including the world famous temple of Lord Venkateswara and Padmavathi temple here , Srisailam and Annavaram will be set up in the 30 acres land, he said.

The prestigious tourism project would be finalised in one month after submission of the project report by the consultants, already engaged by the Government. Once the project is finalised it is likely to be completed in 24 months, he said.

The proposed land for the project, which is adjacent to the Venkateswara temple and the Sri Venkateswara Zoo park, would not affect the wildlife in the zoo in any manner.

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