MAHBUBNAGAR:The state government’s proposal to develop Jadcherla town as a tourism hub seems to be gaining ground with district collector TK Sridevi scouting for four-acre government land behind roads and buildings (R&B) guest house in Jedcherla.
The town has been chosen as it has a great historic importance and cultural heritage. The Chennakeshava Swamy temple, which is near Jadcherla in Gangapur village dates back to 12th century AD. It was constructed during the Chola period.
Gollatha Gudi, a holy shrine for Jains, Anjaneya Swamy temple at Urakondapeta in Midjil mandal and Parushaveri temple at Meenambram stream were also included in the plan.
The Ranganayaka Swamy temple on Badepally hillock and the picturesque landscapes in and around the hillock will get a new facelift as part of the plan. Recently, a new road was laid near the temple for Water Grid scheme.
Apart from this, Nachiketa Tapovanam at Kodugal, Maisamma temple at Fathepur will be developed soon. Sitammajalu (waterfall), which falls round the year and Mayuri nursery are also included in the plan to attract tourists.
While the pharma units and a private management university got consent from the state government to establish their units in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the realtors are hoping to do brisk business in the ensuing days. The proposed tourism hub will provide employment opportunities to hundreds of youth.
Speaking to Express, district collector Sridevi said she received a proposal to develop a tourism hub in the district from Telangana Tourism department a few months ago. “They sought me to identify a place which is close to the national highway. After examining all the feasibilities, we zeroed in on Jadcherla town as it is bestowed with historic and cultural heritage as well as railway station,’’ she said after a visit to Jadcherla town.
She added that the tourism hub is intended to provide all the facilities to passengers who are commuting along the highway. As the town is only 70 km away from Hyderabad and it connects Nalgonda, Rayalaseema and Bengaluru, the government has planned to provide good food to passengers along the highway where dhabas and dingy restaurants are lined up. The state-of- the-art highway restaurants will be set up in and around the town to attract passengers a la 7 food court in Suryapet, she said.