Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today visited the Yadadri temple.
This is the 13th time that the CM has visited the temple since the commencement of its modernisation works.
The priests at the temple accorded a grand welcome to the CM through a Poorna Khumbam. The CM then performed special prayers at the temple after paying his respects to the presiding deity Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami.
Later the CM examined the temple development works, including the ring road and the mini-Tank Bund works during his visit.
He also held a review meeting with the officials concerned at the Yadadri guest house later.
Speaking on the occasion, he asked the officials to take steps to provide all kinds of relevant facilities to the devotees irrespective of the number.
He also instructed the officials to transform the ring road into a jewel of the temple by equipping it with a green cover, street lights and a cycling track.
He asked the officials to also fill the Gandipeta tank abutting the temple with Kaleswaram waters once every two months, and complete the construction of 365 quarters in the temple city. He added that arrangements for the construction of the cottages should be made in 200 acres of land.
KCR also asked the ENC of the R&B department to remove all the contractors who failed to complete their works on time.
On his way back from the temple, in a more light-hearted interaction, the CM distributed bananas to monkeys that he felt were hungry.
The incident took place when the CM was returning to the city after visiting the temple.
After seeing the herd of monkeys, he asked his security officers to stop his convoy and got out of his vehicle. He then asked his security personnel to bring him some bananas and personally distributed them to the monkeys.
The monkeys were seen latching on to the bananas from the hands of the CM, and a video of the incident has gone viral on social media.