500 kanals land in Jammu allotted to Tirupati Trust

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 4/2/2021 12:49:08 PM

JAMMU, April 1: The Administrative Council (AC) today approved the proposal to allot nearly 500 kanals of land to the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam charitable trust for building a temple in Jammu. The decision to grant the lease for a period of 40 years was taken at a meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
The trust which manages the affairs of the Balaji temple in Tirupati, will also set up a vedapatasala, spiritual/meditation centre, residential quarters and medical and educational facilities in the area.
It is not known where the land has been allotted.
According to an official handout, the allotment of 496 kanal, 17 marla land was approved by the Administrative Council (AC) which met in Jammu under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday.
As per the handout, the proposed allied infrastructure to be built at the site includes a pilgrim amenities complex, a ‘vedapathshala’, a meditation centre, office, residential quarters and parking adding that in future, there would also be medical and educational facilities in the premises.
It further said that TTD, a board established by government under the TTD Act, 1932 is a “charitable organization of international repute with a proven track record of activities in the spiritual, cultural, social, and educational sphere”.
The handout said the TTD’s arrival in J-K “will tap the tourism potential particularly pilgrim tourism in Jammu, the city of temples, besides enhancing economic activities.
“Once developed, the TTD infrastructure will be an attraction for the pilgrims and tourists in addition to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine and Amarnathji Shrine,” it said.
It further said the trust “will enable tourists to come and stay longer in Jammu city” adding “The future development on the campus will also contribute to economic growth of the region”.



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