Religious Tourism

₹1,031 cr for 3 pilgrimage, 2 tourist circuits

NAGPUR: In view of some ambitious plans costing even ₹500 crore, the Maharashtra government has imposed a cap of 25 crore on pilgrimage development plans.

However, the district-level committee headed by guardian minister Chandrashekar Bawankule has finalized plans collectively worth ₹1,031 crore for development of nine pilgrimage centres in the district, reports The Times of India.

Bawankule held the meeting on Friday and approved all plans.

“Ramtek Gadh Mandir’s plan is of 175 crore and will be approved as CM Devendra Fadnavis has already made provision of funds in its name. There are old references related to the plan.

The plan of Nagardhan temple near Ramtek and Chintamuneshwar near Katol are of 25 crore each and will face no problem. These three plans will be tabled before the committee headed by the chief secretary and then apex committee headed by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis for approval,” Bawankule told TOI.

Bawankule added that remaining six temples were part of two tourism circuits already approved by the central and state governments.

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