Jammu (NVI): The Jammu and Kashmir administration today approved a proposal to allot 496 kanal of land to the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) to build a temple and its allied infrastructures in the union territory.
The building of temple in J&K will tap the tourism potential particularly pilgrim tourism in Jammu, the City of Temples, besides enhancing economic activities.
The land will be allotted on a lease basis for a period of 40 years.
The Administrative Council (AC), which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the proposal to allot 496 kanals and 17 marlas of land to the TTD.
Along with the temple, the board will also build Pilgrim amenities Complex, Vedapatasala, Spiritual/Meditation Centre, Office, Residential Quarters and Parking on the allotted land.
In the future, there would be medical and educational facilities also in the campus.
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.
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.
The future development on the campus will also contribute to the economic growth of the Jammu region.