Panel led by Chief Minister ayes works of Rs 34.92 cr for Koradi temple’s facelift

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Oct 2018 10:36:31



Staff Reporter,

For upgrading facilities at Koradi, an apex committee led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Wednesday, approved new works worth Rs 34.92 crore. Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) is handling various development works in Koradi around the Maa Jagdamba Temple, currently getting a facelift ahead of Navratri celebrations.

Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Chief Secretary D K Jain, Principal Secretary, Energy Department, Arvind Singh, senior officers of NMRDA, and MahaGenco also were present in the meeting held in Mantralay.

The new works that the Apex committee approved include construction of welcome arch, Ram Temple complex, Hanuman Temple complex, canteen, indoor games stadium for boys-girls, approach road from Nagpur-Saoner road till Mahalaxmi Temple, other emergency expenditure, fees of project consultant, quality control examination fees.

The outlay for development of Shri Mahalaxmi Jagdamba Sansthan, Koradi, as tourist place was approved with cost of Rs 185 crore. From the sanctioned funds work worth Rs 134.38 crore have been completed. Second administrative approval for Rs 24.75 crore was also granted. From Rs 189.93 crore sanctioned, the State’s share was Rs 151.34 crore and Rs 37.80 crore was provided by NIT.

The development plan was divided into 12 works which included compound wall, shopping complex, bus stop, parking bays, tourist reception centre, residential facility for priests, boarding facility for devotees, electrification, water supply scheme, cooking shed, internal roads, extended compound wall (new) and construction of hall. So far, about Rs 68 crore were received and from them Rs 67.69 crore have been utilised. Work on construction of compound wall is going at feverish pace while shopping complex work is completed.

Internal work is on at devotees boarding place and Jyoti Bhavan’s first floor RCC work is completed and 40 per cent work of parking area is also finished. Three buildings for bus stand are also in place, the RCC work is completed. For tourist attraction, museum building, 3D, 4D and 7D theatres work is currently. The cooking shed is also being erected with iron angle being put in place and main entry door to temple is also being built new.