The mud road leading to Sri Kumaragiri Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple on Kumaragiri Hills, will be tar-topped for the benefit of devotees and tourists.
Devotees and members of the Temple’s Trustees’ Board under the guidance of its Chairman A.A. Arumugam contributed Rs. 28.27 lakhs while government through Salem Corporation contributed Rs. 56.63 lakhs under the ‘Namakkau Naame’ scheme for the project for which works had begun.
Mr. Arumugam said that with the help of devotees and members of Trustee Board, a mud road at a cost of Rs. 26 lakhs was laid in the hills in 2000. Later they formed Arulmigu Kumaragiri Dhandayuthapani Swamy Narpani Mandram for providing facilities to devotees who visit temple located inside the city limits. The mud road also was maintained by the Small Hill Roads Committee.
Later it was decided to convert the same into a pucca road for which the District administration also extended assistance.
The works at the total cost of Rs. 84.80 lakhs would be taken up in three phases. Bhoomi poojas were performed for the same on Wednesday in which Panamarathupatti MLA A. Rajendran and others took part.
Source: THE HINDU