Medaram to be made top tourist hub
Telangana government is planning to set up amphitheatre, tribal museum, food court and cottages at Medaram and develop it as a permanent tourist destination. The State government had already brought up Haritha tourism hotel for Rs 7.5 crore and tribal museum for Rs 2 crore.
“The tourists are coming to Medaram all along the year hence it has been decided to develop Medaram as permanent tourist attraction. We will bring up amphitheatre, tribal museum, food court, cottages for VIPs etc,” said Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari.
The Museum would showcase the story of Sammakka and Sarlamma. About 10 cottages would be constructed for the VVIPs coming to Medaram. Apart from this, permanent accommodation would be provided for the pilgrims visiting Medaram.
“An entire area of 100 acres had been divided into 40 sectors and each sector would be headed by one official and assisted by officials of other departments. He said that importance is given to hygiene as over 3,000 workers have been deployed for clearing the garbage during the festival days,” Srihari said.
There would be 60 medical teams with expert doctors, medicines and 108 ambulances. The district administration had completed all the arrangements. The Minister said that Singareni Company had decided to provide 10 Lakh water bottles. Similarly, 10 lakh water bottles would be provided by TSGENCO and five lakh by TSRTC.
Helicopter services are also provided from Warangal district. Police officials would administer the traffic with 400 CCTV cameras and also with their staff on the road and ensure there is no traffic jam. The Sammakka festival is held once in every two years at Medaram, in the heart of the thick forests of Warangal district. About 1.20 crore pilgrims are expected to attend the largest tribal conglomeration in the country after KumbhMela in Uttar Pradesh.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao would visit Medaram on February 2. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Governor E S L Narasimhan are also expected to visit Medaram.