Hyderabad: In order to develop ‘Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy’ temple on the banks of the river Godavari as a tourist important destination and a spiritual hub, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao announced Rs 100 crore for its expansion and development. The Chief Minister said since the prestigious Kaleswaram irrigation project was nearing completion and going to be a life line the temple area and the Kaleswaram area has to be developed as a tourist destination.
As part of the ongoing Kaleswaram project works’ inspection along with his family members and officials, the Chief Minister KCR visited the Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy temple and Goddess Parvati temple on Sunday. Later, the CM spent time with the Archakas on the temple premises. Since the Kaleswaram project was going to attain prominence and lakhs of people will be visiting the place, development has to be made at the temple, the CM said.
In this Endeavour CM KCR has instructed the District Collector to procure 600 acres land for the temple development. For this purpose if required government, private and forest lands need to be acquired the CM felt and directed the officials accordingly. CM also desired to have a Kalyana Mandapam and place for discourses of visiting seers. Accordingly the temple has to be expanded the CM felt.
As the Kaleswaram project is successfully on the verge of completion it is proposed to conduct a mega Yagam the CM said. Further CM KCR stated that, for rituals like yagnam and yagam the temple being in the banks of river Godavari will be ideal and for the reconstruction of the temple Sringeri Peethadhipathi Bharathi Teertha Swami will be invited. On completion of the Kaleswaram barrages, river Godavari waters will remain up to 170km until they touch the feet of Dharmapuri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. With the blessings of Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy through the project, around 45 lakh acres will be irrigated sumptuously for both the crops, the CM said.
My prayers to God heard
‘During Telangana struggle at Ramagundam the sight of Godavari used to bring in tears, I used to pray the almighty for the waters to flow in Telangana and leave coins. Now my prayers are heard and Telangana problems are being addressed the CM said. The CM also stated that residential quarters will be built for the Archakas besides a Vedic school and a college. It will be an integrated complex. The CM directed the officials to set up mesh facility at Pushkar ghats to avoid inconvenience to public.
Along with CM KCR and family, Ministers Yerraballi Dayakar Rao, Koppula Eswar, MP Joginapalli Santosh Kumar, Chief Advisor to Government Rajiv Sarma, Advisor to government Anurag Sarma, Chief Secretary SK Joshi, CMO official Smita Sabarwal, MLAs Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy, Dasari Manohar Reddy, MLCs Naradasu Lakshman Rao, Bhanu Prakash, Former MLA Putta Madhu, Collector Venkateswarlu, Devasena, Karimnagar ZP Chairman Tula Uma, Corporation Chairmans Damodar Rao, Eeda Shanker Reddy, Temple Chairman Bommara Venkatesam, EO Maruti, Sarpanch Vasant were present.
Looks like single river flowing in State
Chief Minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao during his visit to Kaleswaram project on Sunday has said that ‘moving three TMCs of water every day from Godavari to Telangana areas is like moving one single river’. CM has expressed happiness for bringing the prestigious Kaleswaram project nearer to completion at a rapid speed.
After visiting Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy temple CM KCR has keenly inspected the Kannepally Pump house works progress at Kaleswaram. Through lift CM went into the pump house and inspected the motor pumping process. Engineers and Contract agency representatives have explained the CM about working process of the pump house. On par with the completion of Kaleswaram Project its operation and maintenance too is equally vital the CM
stated. Prior to July moving of two TMCs water for irrigation is a welcome step the CM said. Speaking to officials and working agencies the CM said that since it is a major project some small technical snags are inevitable they should be meticulously dealt with and prevent recurrence of the same in future.
Further the CM said that, in the process of speeding up of works one should not compromise on project quality. All precautions are to be ensured even if it takes its own pace of time. After completion of power supply works, fitting of motors and other. After due completion of check list process for inaugurating the trial run CM assured to be present along with the Chief Secretary. CM suggested for completion of the same by the end of this June.
From Kaleswaram to Midmaner it has to be considered as Phase I, from Midmaner it has to be considered as phase II and accordingly works need to be completed in a smooth manner, the CM suggested. With regard to operation of pump house and other projects an independent wireless system has to be developed the CM felt. Since large size motors are going to be established to prevent unwanted waste material entering into the pump house motors required trash track system has to be established in advance, the CM suggested. In the process of lifting 2 TMCs of water as part of project priority, subsequent efforts are to be on for the due plans to lift 3TMCs water. In this endeavour all efforts are to be made the CM desired.
CM has further stated that in the process of completing Kaleswaram project works, the efforts being put in by the Engineering officials, Working agencies and every worker need to be appreciated and thanked. Along with the Chief Minister, Ministers Yerraballi Dayakar Rao, Koppula Eswar, Chief Secretary SK Joshi, MP Santosh Kumar, Engineer in Chief Muralidhar Rao, Venkateswarlu, Mega company Directors Krishna Reddy, Srinivas Reddy several MPs and MLAs were present.