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  Metros   Mumbai  08 Aug 2019  Cabinet approves TTD land

Cabinet approves TTD land

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 8, 2019, 3:31 am IST
Updated : Aug 8, 2019, 3:31 am IST

The Asian Age had reported in its Monday edition about the government’s plan to lease out the land for just Rs 1.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai: The state Cabinet Wednesday approved a proposal to lease land to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) for a Lord Balaji temple in Bandra. The decision was taken during a Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. The Asian Age had reported in its Monday edition about the government’s plan to lease out the land for just `1. According to the Cabinet decision, the plot will be used to build a small temple dedicated to Lord Tirupati Balaji complete with an information centre, e-darshan counter and a bookstall. It will be provided 648 square metres of government land on lease at just `1 annually in Bandra, suburban Mumbai. Officials revealed that the TTD had demanded the land free-of-cost but as a matter of principle, nominal charges were levied on it. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam is a registered institution under the Andhra Pradesh Charitable and Hindu Religious Institutions and Endowments Act, 1987.

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