By Our Bureau | THE HANS INDIA |
Nov 14,2017 , 04:08 AM IST
Kotappakonda to get ropeway
Guntur: Religious and tourist destination, Kotappa hill known as Kotappakonda will get another attraction. The Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will lay the foundation stone for the much awaited aerial ropeway project at the holy hill on November 27, informed Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasad Rao during his visit to Trikotewara Swamy Temple located atop Kotappakonda.
Kodela Sivaprasad Rao stated that it was planned to complete the ropeway works by next Sivaratri festival.
The ropeway project is estimated at around Rs 10 crore by the engineering officials.
Officials of the tourism department are estimating that the ropeway at Kotappa Hill near Narasaraopet in Guntur district would boost the religious tourism and help pilgrims reach the temple easily.
The aerial ropeway would be similar to that of the Kailasagiri ropeway in Visakhapatnam, informed tourism officials.
District Tourism Officer P Heera stated that the works were under progress for the foundation laying ceremony of aerial ropeway at Kotappa Hill.
According to locals, the temple was in existence even before 1172 AD and Sri Krishnadevaraya gifted large chunks of land to the temple. One of the most fascinating aspects of the hill is that from all angles one could see only three peaks and, therefore, it is called ‘Trikoota Hills’ and the God seated therein is famous as Trikoteswara Swamy.