Tiruchi Corporation has decided to set up a parking lot for passenger vehicles on Panchakarai Road on the banks of Kollidam River near Yatri Nivas in Srirangam here.
He will come on about six acres of land belonging to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Part of the vacant site, located opposite Yatri Nivas, is already used by devotees, who travel by bus to Yatri Nivas.
According to the Company, which is struggling to identify a suitable place to create a parking lot for passenger vehicles due to the lack of a formidable site of its own in Srirangam, the proposed site opposite Yatri Nivas is the best for accommodate all vehicles. who come to Srirangam from different parts of the state and its neighbors.
Minister of Municipal Administration KN Nehru, Collector Mr. Pradeep Kumar, Mayor Mr. Corporation Commissioner R. Vaithinathan and senior officials inspected the proposed site a few days ago to formalize a development plan for the car park.
Mr. Anbazhagan said The Hindu that Yatri Nivas was built on the land owned by the Tiruchi Corporation. During the transfer of the site, the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR&CE) agreed to transfer similar land in lieu of the Company’s land if required for development purposes. Based on this, the Society would soon send an official communication to HR&CE, requesting the transfer of the land belonging to the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple to establish a parking lot.
“We are confident to get the land as it is basically to be used to park vehicles for tourists who come to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple,” Mr Anbazhagan said.
He said the facility wouldn’t have a roof. It would be an open parking lot with a concrete floor. All other facilities, including toilets and bathrooms for drivers and tourists and shops, would be put in place. A retaining wall would be constructed along the banks of the Kollidam River, in addition to raising the height of the site by infilling with gravel.