The Nira Narsingpur village is all set to get a facelift with the apex committee under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday clearing a Rs 260.86 crore project to develop the site as a pilgrimage destination.
The area in Indapur taluka sees a footfall of at least 17,000 visitors in a year.
The project, which is scheduled to be completed in three years’ time, will focus on the development of the village itself along with the riverbanks.
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A detailed blueprint has been readied and was presented to the apex committee.
The overall development of the village in the Indapur taluka will see the restoration of the temple and the ghats which have significant importance in history and are well known spots for tourism.
With the confluence of the rivers Bhima and Nira behind the temple, it has been a favourite tourist spot for people coming from Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. District collector Saurabh Rao, who had given the presentation on the same, said that the project has been cleared by the apex committee.
“A Government Resolution (GR) will be issued after which tenders will be drawn for the project and the plan will be implemented according to the blueprint,” he said.
The project was cleared earlier by the high power committee and then tabled before the apex committee for approval and there have been at least four meetings on the project.
It was to be developed on the lines of the Dehu Alandi pilgrimage site and it has been decided that the Maharashtra tourism department will issue the GR on the same.
With MTDC having empanelled consultants, a consultant will be appointed for this project as well, said the collector.
The project has put the estimate expenditure at Rs 260.86 crore, with the expenditure of the first year Rs 81 crore, the following year they would require Rs 126 crore and Rs 52 crore would be the last share for the conclusion of the project.