AVILALA CHERUVU ALL SET FOR A FACE LIFT-TO BE DEVELOPED AS MODEL LAKE
TTD TO DEVELOP 100 LAKES IN AND AROUND TEMPLE CITY
TIRUPATI, 27 November 2015: The ancient Avilala Cheruvu is all set to to get a get a new look soon with the intervention of the honourable CM of AP Sri N Chandra Babu Naidu who has instructed the temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTD) to develop it as a “Model Lake” in the temple city.
A review meeting with district and TTD officials took place in SPRH in Tirupati on Friday. Reviewing with the officials, the Chief of the State said, the beauty of the temple city is that it is endowed with natural water bodies in and around the city. “There are around 100 lakes which fall under the purview of TUDA and the TTD should take up the mission to develop these lakes giving them an aesthetic look. Avilala Cheruvu has a history of over 500 years and we should preserve its charm by developing it as a most picturesque lake in the temple city”, he asserted.
He later directed the district and TTD officials to take up the survey of Aviala Cheruvu again and see that it does not fall prey to any encroachments. “There should not be any encroachments near water bodies. Aesthetic gardens, spiritual parks and walking path should be developed surrounding natural water bodies with proper fencing and plantation plan. The lakes should attract multitude of visitors with their delightful ambience”, he reiterated.
Elaborating further he also instructed the officials to develop greenery around Kalyani Dam also. “As more spiritual organisations are coming to temple city in near future, the city should be developed in an aesthetic way and for which the natural water bodies should be developed”, he observed. Later the CM instructed the officials to interlink the Kapilateertham and Malavadigundem waters to Galeru Nagari supply channel, so that the waters will not go waste.
Earlier, the TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao explained to the honourable CM about the measures taken by TTD for the sake of the pilgrims when the temple city was hit by rain havoc. He said, the pilgrim passengers who were stranded in railway stations due to cancellation and delay of trains following cyclonic havoc were being served with Annaprasadams both at Tirupati and Renigunta railway stations. He also briefed the CM about the traffic diversion initiatives taken by TTD when huge boulders fell on second ghat road due to incessant rains. The EO said, repair works are underway on war-footing in the second ghat road and already TTD has opened up the second ghat road for two-wheelers and light weight vehicles. “Very soon the heavy vehicles will also be operated”, he explained.
The EO said, with the recent down pour all the dams in Tirumala are full to their capacities and the water will suffice the drinking water needs of the pilgrims and denizens for the next 380days.
Ministers Sri Narayana, Sri Gopalakrishna Reddy, TTD Chairman Sri Ch Krishnamurthy, Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar, District Collector Sri Siddharth Jain, Urban SP Sri Gopinath Jetti, TTD Chief Engineer Sri Chandrasekhar Reddy, SE I Sri M Ramesh Reddy, Estates Officer Sri Balakrishna, DFO Sri Sivaramprasad were also present.
ISSUED BY TTD PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI