Nagpur: The Maharashtra Governor office has also taken cognizance of an eight-year-long demand of around Rs 51 crore for the redevelopment of Tekdi Ganesh temple, one of the city’s most-visited temples, and for giving Grade-A tourism status.
The Principal Secretary to the Governor, whose name is Santosh Kumar. He has sent a letter to Amit Deshmukh, Minister of Cultural Affairs, asking him to take the necessary initiative regarding the memorandum submitted by activist Bhushan Dadwe. A copy of the Bhushan memorandum has also been sent to the minister.
Bhushan met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and also told about the importance of Tekdi Ganesh temple in the history of the city. He had also told the Governor that a large number of people visit the temple every day and offer prayers. He also explained in detail about the problems being faced by the devotees, On the date of 3 October.
Board Trustees Redevelopment Temple
Bhushan said in a press release that the government should very soon grant the temple Grade-A tourism status by sanctioning funds. He has said that he has met the former Chief Minister many times in this regard. Along with this, he has also sent letters to the current CM and other ministers. They are demanding this from the date of 30 January 2013. But no one has taken notice.
The board of trustees has also done the redevelopment of the temple but no work has been done to develop the facilities for the devotees. There is no basic facility of any kind of parking at all. The narrow road leading to the railway station of Nagpur and the entrance of this temple is a huge traffic jam.
Earlier, the government had sanctioned funds for the redevelopment of Koradi Temple, Tajbagh, Deekshabhoomi, etc.