Works still pending even as deadline approaches

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Model ghat work is yet to be completed CCTV cameras to be installed from today 

Model ghat work is yet to be completed CCTV cameras to be installed from today

Amaravati: Even Krishna Pushkaralu are fast approaching, the work at model ghat in Amaravati is yet to be completed. The workers were
constructing ghat and fixing tiles to the ghat steps, which runs from Dhyana Buddha Project to Amareswara Swamy temple. As things
stand today, around 20 per cent of work is yet to be completed.

The district administration is expecting two lakh pilgrims everyday to take a holy dip in Amaravati, and constructing a 1.36 kms long ghat
at a cost of Rs 16 crore. More than 40,000 ceramic tiles have to be fixed. The SPDCL would set up high -mast lightings.

The Panchayat Raj department is yet to set up temporary toilets and changing rooms near ghats.

Amareswara Swamy temple is being renovated at a cost of Rs 50 lakh for Krishna Pushkaralu. The officials are constructing huge sheds
and carrying out flooring work. Temple was already painted. Temple’s ‘Galigopuram’ which is under construction would be completed by
August 5.

The temple authorities are making arrangements to supply free prasadam and mineral water to the devotees who visit the temple.

Irrigation department executive engineer, who is in-charge of the ghat, K Babu Rao said: "We would complete the ghat construction work
in Amaravati by August 4. We have to fix another 40,000 ceramic tiles. The contractor would fix 10,000 tiles every day.We would
complete the ghat construction within five days.”

Guntur rural SP Narayan Naik said: "We would complete barricading and start setting up of CC cameras from tomorrow. The cameras
would be connected to Control Room and would be monitored by senior officials. We would provide 24x7 security at Pushar ghats and
Pushkarnagars for the convenience of the pilgrims. We are using drones to tackle the traffic problem. We have already identified parking
lots to park the vehicles to solve traffic problem at the ghats."

Amareswara Swamy temple executive officer K Srinivasa Reddy said that theycwould omplete the temple renovation work by August 5,
including construction of new ‘Galigopuram in the temple.

A donor came forward to supply free lemon rice, curd rice and mineral water to all the devotees visiting the temple, he said.

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