TTD Balaji Temple at Gangotri?

Is TTD planning to construct Balaji Temple at Gangotri? The official sources of TTD say ‘YES’. As the government of Uttaranchal requested the TTD officials to construct Balaji Temple at Gangotri, the TTD management is planning to build a Balaji Temple at one of the Chardham Temples.

The engineering department has been directed to prepare a plan and take necessary approval from the local bodies and forward it to the chief minister of Uttaranchal, the TTD’s executive officer explained.

TTD is a conglomeration of temples, brought under the First Schedule 2 of the Act 30 of 1987. The Board of Trustees is constituted by members appointed by the government.

The Executive Officer is the chief executive of TTD. He is assisted by two Joint Executive Officers, Chief Vigilance and Security Officer, Conservator of Forests, Financial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer, and Chief Engineer. Besides, there are officials to look after the different branches of administration.

TTD maintains 12 temples and their sub-shrines, and employs about 14,000 persons.

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