Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated the draft Architectural Plan of Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor to the people of Odisha.
“Today, I am dedicating the draft architectural plan of Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor to the people of Odisha,” said Patnaik at the Lok Seva Bhawan here.
The Chief Minister has sought valuable suggestions from the members of the public on the draft Architectural Plan for Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor latest by January 15, 2020, so that the final plan can come up by February 2020. Members of the public can send their suggestions through email [email protected]
“The names of all who have donated their land for this great project will be engraved for eternity in the heritage corridor,” stated Patnaik while expressing his heartfelt gratitude to the people of Odisha particularly the people of Puri for their cooperation and active participation in the Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor Project.
He informed that land acquired for the heritage corridor by the Government departments will be recorded in the name of Mahaprabhu Shree Jagannath.
The Chief Minister further informed that it was a draft architectural plan. The components relating to security and functionality will be added by top professionals in their respective fields.
Notably, keeping in mind the security of Shree Jagannath Temple, houses, structures, mutts, etc. falling on land within a radius of 75 mtr from the temple have been evicted and cleared. The government has taken up work for its development and beautification.
Lakhs of pilgrims from the country as well as from abroad visit Lord Jagannath’s Puri Dham. Therefore to provide them with necessary amenities so that they return with a pleasant spiritual experience, emphasis has been laid on peripheral development. In addition to putting up of ultra modern disciplined queuing system, arrangements will be made for pilgrims to take rest. Ultra modern arrangement for washing of hands and feet of pilgrims, CCTV cover, drinking water and toilets will be developed.
Further, arrangements will be made for familiarizing pilgrims on different veshas of Lord Jagannath, Dasavaatar and the rich traditions of Jagannath culture.
The high-level meeting was attended by members of the Council of Ministers, Chief Secretary and other senior officials.