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Odisha CM Orders To Resume Heritage Corridor Projects In Puri & Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today ordered officials for the resumption of work on Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor Project and Shree Lingaraj Temple Heritage Project from May 29.

Patnaik issued the order while reviewing the progress made in the two projects with Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy and other senior officials through video conferencing today, said an official press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office.

The Chief Minister told at the meeting that the two projects are of utmost significance.

Patnaik has, however, advised for strict observance of social distancing and other guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

However, during the course of the meeting it came to light that land acquisition for important projects like ‘Shree Setu’, Shree Jagannath Ballav Pilgrim Centre, Mahodadhi Market Complex, and expansion of Musa River has not been completed.

The press release said that a little part of the land acquisition was remaining and would be completed within about 2-3 months.

Preparation of designs for Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor, Grand Road Development project, Renovation of Shree Jagannath Temple’s Administration Building project, Jagannath Culture Centre is underway, the release added.

Similarly, preparation is underway for various works of Shree Lingaraj Temple Heritage project.

It was revealed at the meeting that land acquisition will be completed very soon.

Work for development of the stretch between the temple and Bindusagar lake will start.

Preparation of design for the same is underway.

According to the press release it was revealed at the meeting that soon a memorandum of understanding will be inked with the Indian Chemical Institute, a Government of India institution for cleaning and increasing the quality of water in Bindusagar Lake and other pilgrimage ponds.

Apart from the Chief Secretary, Chief Advisor in the Chief Minister’s Office, Secretary to CM (5T), Shree Jagannath Temple’s Chief Administrator-cum-Secretary Works and Collector Puri attended the meeting among others.

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