**Bhubaneswar:** As anxiously awaited, Madras IIT Professor Sundarbodyvellu arrived at Bhubaneswar on Wednesday and immediately rushed to the pilgrim town of Puri to study the currently prevalent high tidal waves in the sea and suggest measures to be undertaken by the Odisha Government for natural rebuild of massive soil erosion check there.
Informing media about the ocean scientist’s arrival and immediate visit to Puri sea beach on the day, Water Resources Principal Secretary Pradeep Jena said, “Wave action is a function of sea movement and wind movement. Such wave action is generally active during monsoon season. Professor Sundarbodyvellu of Madras IIT arrived at Bhubaneswar today and rushed to Puri to study there on the factors contributing to such high tidal wave actions and would finally give suggestions to us”.
As a part of the initial step already undertaken by the State Government, Jena further informed, “We’re excavating the Mangala beach point which would be completed within seven to eight days. So, one of the suggestions is that the affected part of Swarga Dwara point may possibly be rebuilt”.
The Water Resources Principal Secretary also said, “If it works out and the tendency of rebuilding is evident, unnecessarily we would not go in for the structural measures of patching it with boulders as it would spoil the beauty and characteristic of the beach. Thus, we’d prefer the natural rebuilding process for which deliberations are on with him”.