Tirupati: The TTD Board, which met here on Saturday, gave administrative sanction of Rs. 30 crore for construction of Venkateswara Swamy temple and Information Centre at Bandra in Mumbai. It also expressed delight that the governments of Jammu and Uttar Pradesh were to construct shrines in their regions.
It may be recalled that the Jammu government had come forward to provide land towards the construction of the temple and the UP Government also requested the Board to consider constructing a temple.
Chaired by YV Subba Reddy, the Board Chairman, the meeting was attended by Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal, Secretary to Government of AP (Land, Revenue and DM) Usha Rani, Endowments Commissioner Padma, TUDA Chairman, Chief Whip and Chandragiri Legislator C Bhaskar Reddy.
The TTP also allocated Rs. 3,243.19 crore for the financial year 2019-20. There was administrative sanction of Rs. 10 cr for providing RCC Crash Barriers and CC wall along the Second Ghat Road. Expert opinion has been invited from IIT Chennai, and JNTU on laying of CC pavements for both ghat roads.
Gold Malam works for the Vimanam of Sri Varaha Swamy temple at an estimated cost of Rs. 14 cr and necessary gold will be drawn from the TTD treasury. Rs. 14.50 Cr was sanctioned towards renovation of TTD administrative building in Tirupati and also for a centralized AC system for Sri Padmavathi and Sri Srinivasa Kalyana Mandapams in Tirupati at a cost of Rs. 3.20 cr.
Further, the services of Dr AV Ramana Deekshitulu will be utilized in Srivari temple as Pradhana Archaka on an honorary basis. The Board also gave nod for deploying a DSP level officer to monitor the Cyber Security Wing in Tirumala. Dr Madan Mohan Reddy, orthopedic surgeon, has been appointed as Director for BIRRD Ortho Hospital run by TTD in Tirupati on an honorary basis.