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Massive development projects planned at Sabarimala

Last Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 13:21

Kochi: Aiming to improve facilities for
pilgrims at Sabarimala, massive development projects worth Rs
100 crore would be implemented before the next pilgrimage
season, Additional Chief Secretary K Jaykumar said.

Ten projects have been selected which would be taken up
on a priority basis once the financial sanction was accorded,
Jayakumar told reporters after a meeting of Sabarimala
Infrastructure Development Fund Trust Board held at
Nedumabssery last night.

Sponsors would identified to implement some schemes.

The first priority would be to develop Nilackkal base
camp and resting facilities for pilgrims would be provided
there, he said. With this facility the crowd proceeding to the
Sabarimala Sanctum Sanctorum could be restricted. More queue
complexes would be introduced in the area to reduce the
congestion in the queues moving to the Sreekovil for darsan.

The vehicle parking area would be expanded, a check-dam
would be constructed to enhance the storage capacity of water,
he said.

Chief patrons of the board former Supreme Court judge
Justice Arijit Pasayath and Principal Secretary to the Prime
Minister TKA Nair, Devaswom Ombudsman Justice Bhaskaran and
TDB president Rajagopalan Nair were among those attended the
meeting.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 13:21

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