**Bhubaneswar:** Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Director General Rakesh Tiwari held a review meeting here at the state capital on Saturday to discuss plans for permanent repair of ‘Jagmohan’ of Shree Mandir (Puri Jagannath Temple).
The review meeting was held a day after the high-level team from the ASI led by the ASI DG visited Shree Mandir in Puri and took stock of the repair work of ‘Jagmohan’ before ‘Niladri Bije’ of the deities from Gundicha Temple.
On Friday, the ASI high-level team including the Odisha ASI Superintendent and technical experts from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) based at Kharagpur, Chennai and Roorkee inspected the ‘Jagamohan’ and the ‘Garva griha’.
Regarding ‘Jagamohan’, the team members had said scanning of the entire structure, including the damaged portion, has been completed while the grouting and pocket framing works will be completed before the ‘Niladri Bije’ of the deities from Gundicha Temple.
Chemical cleaning of the ‘Jagamohan’ would also be completed during the period.
Talking to media, an expert of the team Er R.S. Jamwal said that Core Committee has decided on the temporary arrangement till the report from the Madras IIT comes.
IIT Madras is looking into it and the report is expected to come in a month or two following which action to be taken accordingly, Er Jamwal informed.
ASI India Joint Director S.B. Ota told media after the review meeting that final decision on the permanent repair work will be taken within two or three days after thorough deliberations.
Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief Suresh Chandra Mahapatra said that the SJTA has requested to take a final decision at the earliest so that the temple remains safe and sound while the decision on deadline will be taken by the ASI after their discussion.