TTD decides to complete the Balaji Temple in J&K by the end of 2022

The TTD has decided to complete the construction of the temple of Lord Venkateswara in Jammu and Kashmir by the end of next year.

A corresponding decision was made here on Saturday in a meeting of the Board of Trustees.

The foundation stone for the temple, which will be built on a sprawling 62 hectare property, was laid last week. In an address to the media, TTD chairman YV Subba Reddy said the board was also interested in starting the construction of temples in Varanasi and Mumbai. It was also determined to complete the construction of 500 temples in SC, ST and fishing colonies in both Telugu states within one year with funds from the SriVani Trust. The board, which was also discussing the establishment of a pediatric facility at the BIRRD hospital, decided to invite Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to lay stones for it shortly.

The meeting also nodded to begin silver plating the doors of Lord Varaha Swamy Temple, where the gopuram’s gold-gilding work was in progress, and to remove all unauthorized businesses in the city, particularly those near Bedi Anjaneya Swamy Temple in a week.

Garuda Varadhi

The board also decided to dispute the extension of Garuda Varadhi from Kapil Theertham to Alipiri with its own resources. It also gave the green signal to build 13 Kalyanamandapams in different parts of the state.

The services of all eligible contract and outsourced employees working in the TTD would soon be regulated, Subba Reddy said.

Efforts have also been made to get SV Bhakti Channel up and running in Kannada and Hindi within three months, he added.

CM thanked them

Mr. Subba Reddy, who expressed satisfaction with his two years of service, listed several pilgrim-friendly initiatives that were introduced during his tenure, such as “Gudiko gomatha”, the removal of the categorization in the VIP break and thereby the allocation of more darshan hours for the common pilgrims, ban on the use of plastic bottles and the decision to operate electric buses, and thanked the Prime Minister, Board of Trustees, officials, staff and pilgrims for their assistance in carrying out various development activities.

Subba Reddy later spoke prayers at the Anjaneya Temple in Akasa Ganga along with Executive Officer KS Jawahar Reddy, additional EO AV Dharma Reddy and other officials, saying that the TTD would explore all possibilities for development of the holy place adopted by the becomes that he is the original birthplace of Lord Hanuman.

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