Bhubaneswar: A pure vegetarian cafeteria opened with the joint collaboration of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) and Puri district administration near the Swargadwar was inaugurated by OTDC Chairperson Shreemayee Mishra on the occasion of Utkal Divas today.
Visitors to the beach can take a chance to enjoy something to eat and drink at the cafeteria. Similarly, those who come to Swargadwar for the funeral of their loved ones can also especially benefit from this cafeteria.
On this occasion, Mishra said that the OTDC has been able to open its fourth unit in the pilgrim city of Puri by adding the cafeteria today. Under the guidance of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a new era of beautification has begun in Puri and the reconstruction of Swargadwar has been completed.
She thanked the Puri district administration for providing land for the opening of the cafeteria near Swargadwar and said that she expects the staff of the ‘cafeteria’ should be more sensitive and serviceable. She assured that people will have access to pure vegetarian food at affordable prices.
Under the guidance of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and with the cooperation of the State Government, OTDC has been emphasizing on strengthening and renewing its infrastructure for the past few years. Due to the vision and timely steps of the Chief Minister Odisha has been conferred the Best state for Pilgrimages award at the Safari India South Asia Travel Awards 2022, said Mishra.
OTDC General Manager Santanu Mohanty said that the state government is focusing on tourism infrastructure development even though the tourism industry across the country has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and OTDC has continued to strengthen its infrastructure.
While the Puri Panthanivas already has a restaurant, the White Crab Cafeteria, and Nimantran restaurant, which opened on the beach in the past two years, are being preferred by customers.
“Whether it is the opening of Nimantran restaurants in different parts of the state or the launch of Utkal Aroma at Panthanivas premises in Bhubaneswar serving traditional Odia food or Baked Bonanza unit for producing cakes and biscuits, the government is indirectly promoting the tourism industry. I hope this new vegetarian cafe near Swargadwar will help meet people’s needs,” said Mohanty.