Published On : Fri, Oct 21st, 2016

HC ayes Ganesh Tekdi temple reconstruction, repairs


Nagpur: Finally age old Ganesh Tekdi temple, the famous centre of faith of thousands of Nagpurians will see major repair. The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has granted permission to temple trust to carry out construction and repair works.
The structure is in highly dilapidated condition and the ruling came after the court considered the risk to thousands of devotees who visit the Tekdi Ganesh temple everyday.

A division bench comprising — justice Bhushan Gavai and justice Vinay Deshpande — then adjourned the hearing till Diwali vacations. The court’s directives came after Ministry of Defence failed to reply to the court’s poser.

The judges also underlined that the construction should be done in accordance with the NMC approved without encroaching upon the defence land adjoing the temple.

The directives came while hearing a PIL filed by a devotee Shyam Agrawal praying for immediate renovation and repairing of popular Temple, citing threats to the lives of lakhs of pilgrims visiting the premises.

During last hearing, trust secretary Shriram Kulkarni, through senior counsel Anil Mardikar and Sumit Joshi, had informed that they had earlier sought permission from the defence ministry for temple’s reconstruction on May 13, 2008, but was told to take consent from local military authority in Kamptee.