Hyderabad: Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav today said that the state government is ready to conduct traditional Golconda Bonalu on grand scale in the city. After a review meeting with officials here, Srinivas informed that the government has allotted Rs 15 cr for the grand conduct of state festival of Bonalu commencing on July 4 and end till the month end.
The minister said that Bonalu will be celebrated at Golconda Fort on July and all departments were asked to coordinate for smooth and peaceful conduct of the same. He also said that Bonalu festival will be held at Ujjaini Mahankali Goddess temple in Secunderabad on July 21 and 22 necessary arrangements have to be made by July 15 in advance. Also Bonalu in Old City will be conducted on July 28 in a festive manner as a large number of devotees throng the temples and perform special pujas.
“We have asked the officials to take necessary steps for providing all facilities at the pandals near the temples. In addition to health camps will be provided at the temples to have power facility, water supply, traffic regulation, barricading and security will be made for the devotees. The GHMC spent Rs 22 cr to provide all facilities in this regard he said. The facilities include finetuning the main roads, repairs, power supply, lighting of historic places and monuments sanitation and about 3 lakhs of drinking water packets, he added.