As the town is expecting around 25 lakh people for the festival, 2,692 special buses and 14 special trains will be operated to the temple town.
Alternate housing will be provided to 1,500 street dwelling families in Royapuram, coming under Minister PK Sekar Babu’s harbour constituency, Minister TM Anbarasan said on Wednesday.
Right wing YouTuber S Karthik Gopinath allegedly collected at least Rs 40 lakh from the public to 'renovate the statues' without getting permission from the HR&CE Department.
HR&CE minister PK Sekar Babu said that the Public Works Department and Dharmapuri district administration have granted permission for the chariot procession at Srivilliputhur Andal temple.
The records are being scrutinised following complaints from devotees, the minister said during his visit to the Shri Abhirami Amirthakadeswarar Temple at Tirukadaiyur in Mayiladuthurai district.
Minister expresses hope that a solution which makes everyone happy will be reached soon
Meanwhile, opposition leader Edappadi K Palaniswami raised the issue in the Assembly. He said the pattinapravesam custom is several hundred years old.
The district collector also inspected in person, events such as the celestial marriage and car festivals.
The minister said the previous AIADMK regime had failed to go for an appeal against the SC verdict and hence, the temple continued under the control of Dhikshithars.