After CM’s push, Kukke temple panel approves ₹77 crore golden chariot project
The managing committee of the Kukke Subrahmanya Temple in Dakshina Kannada district on Monday approved a proposal made during 2005-06 to get a golden chariot done “as desired by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy” at an estimated cost of ₹77 crore. The funds will come from the temple’s own resources and contributions by devotees.
The government had in October 2005, given in-principle approval for a proposal to build the golden chariot at a cost of ₹15 crore with 240 kg of gold, when the late N. Dharam Singh was Chief Minister and administrative approval was given for it in March 31, 2006, when Mr. Kumaraswamy succeeded him.
The lowest bid of Lakshminarayana Acharya, Sr. Vishwakarma Karakushala Shilpakala Shale, Koteshwara, for chariot construction was approved by the government on April 7, 2006. However, the proposal went to cold storage later.