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Telangana tourism gets a fillip

HYDERABAD

In what could easily be the biggest allocation since formation of the state, the Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) got an allocation of Rs. 50 crore, Kaloji Kala Kendram at Hanamkonda, in Warangal district.

On Monday, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao gave the nod, releasing Rs. 10 crore initially for tendering process and to begin works. At a briefing, TSTDC Chairman Pervaram Ramulu said Rao had approved the design of the main building that was given by architect Hafeez Contractor and released copies of the front elevation, the façade that closely resembles the Acropolis in Rome, reports The Hindu.

The Kala Kendram will come up on an area of 3.5 acres, with almost 1.40 lakh square feet that includes an auditorium with a capacity to seat 1,100 persons, an art gallery, library, rehearsals room, green rooms and an atrium – in all, a four-storeyed structure.

The front elevation would stand majestically-tall at about 75 feet, symbolising the struggle of the people of Warangal, for self-rule, Ramulu explained.

This apart, the new State had just a week ago received the administrative sanction for the integrated development of a Rs. 92.11-crore Tribal Circuit across Mulug-Laknavaram-Medaram-Tadvai-Eturunagaram, under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Union Ministry of Tourism. The Centre was impressed with the TSTDC’s Detailed Project Report that envisaged showcasing the culture, language and tradition of the tribals to the outside world, he said.

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