Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) on Sunday carried out an aerial survey of Yadadri to inspect the works undertaken for the renovation of the Yadadri temple.
This move came after he wanted to develop the place on the lines of the famous Tirumala temple of Andhra Pradesh.

He observed the ongoing works of the main temple, the temple city, and the construction of presidential suite on the hill. He later visited Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy temple and conducted the rituals.

KCR personally examined the works taken up in and around the main temple sprawling 173 acres. He also visited the hill and reviewed the practices of the temple city.

He also said that the funds would be sanctioned for the construction of outer ring road covering two hills. Earlier known as Yadgirigutta, the temples were renamed as Yadadri after the formation of Telangana state in 2014.

KCR government has announced plans to develop the hill temple at the cost of Rs 1,800 crore. In 2015, KCR decided to club adjoining nine hills to make it a mega centre of pilgrimage.

Meanwhile, Raju Vegesna Foundation, a non-governmental organisation which conducts charitable programmes in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam, has donated Rs 10 crore for the construction of Annadana Satram.
Foundation president Anantha Koti Raju, secretary Ananda Raju and other members met KCR and handed over the cheque.

KCR said that many philanthropists were coming forward for the construction of guest houses and choultries. He thanked 43 donors who have come forward to donate Rs 2 crore each.