Proposed govt guest house not to pose any threat to Thotlakonda Buddhist site: Andhra Pradesh minister

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The minister said that distance between the Kapuluppada and Thotlakonda sites is about 1 km

The Andhra Pradesh government said that the proposed guest house on the Greyhounds Hill at Kapuluppada would not pose any threat to an ancient Buddhist site.

State Minister for Tourism Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao made it clear that the proposed government guest house which is to come up on 30-acre land on Greyhounds Hill is in no way a threat or disturbance to the ancient Thotlakonda Buddhist site.

The minister said that distance between the Kapuluppada and Thotlakonda sites is about 1 km and termed the claims by a section of people that the proposed guest house land is a heritage site as baseless, reported The New Indian Express.

He also said that the state government was committed to protection of heritage sites and would develop Thotlakonda and Bavikonda.

The minister also said that the government planned to build guest houses in Tirupati, Vijayawada, Kakinada and Visakhapatnam in a bid to restrict public spend.

Rao alleged that Narsapuram MP K Raghu Rama Krishna Raju put up the issue of the Buddhist site and said that Raju did not even know the location.

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