Chennai Metro Rail to submit report on ropecar facility

The Chennai Metro Rail will soon submit a report to the Tamil Nadu government on providing rope car facility to Sri Sundaramahalingam temple atop the Chathuragiri hills in this district, where 'Siddha Purushas' (saints) are believed to inhabit, a top official said on Saturday.

Virudhunagar: The Chennai Metro Rail will soon submit a report to the Tamil Nadu government on providing rope car facility to Sri Sundaramahalingam temple atop the Chathuragiri hills in this district, where 'Siddha Purushas' (saints) are believed to inhabit, a top official said on Saturday.

Somasundaram, chief engineer of Metro rail, said he inspected the hills on September 18 along with top officials of Tourism and wildlife departments and Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department on the possibility of providing rope car facility from Nellikuttam to the temple premises. CMR would soon submit a report to government, he said.

The temple attracts lakhs of devotees on auspicious days including full moon day, Shiravathri and New Moon day. Pilgrims now have to trek seven km to reach the top of the hill.

District officials had mooted the idea of installing a rope car facility to the top of the hill, where the temple is situated, 4,500 feet above the sea level.

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