Ignoring objections from experts, the Andhra Pradesh government has asked the endowments authorities to dismantle the 200-year-old rajagopuram of Amaravati temple. The Endowment Officer said it would be reconstructed at a cost of Rs 1.2 crore.ToI: Temple rajagopuram to be history
The experts committee observed heavy traffic in the temple's vicinity as main reason for the 100-ft tall rajagopuram developing minor cracks. The committee said that prevention of traffic on the nearby roads could suffice to protect the structure. Ironically, the government, instead of imposing curbs on vehicular movement, has decided to go for demolition. In fact, the HC too has directed the district administration to take steps to prevent the movement of heavy vehicles like sand-laden lorries in the vicinity of Amaravathi temple.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Amaravati Rajagopuram To Be History
Posted by Inferno at 7/06/2012 07:11:00 PM