Odisha 5T Secretary VK Pandian revisited the Lingaraj Temple area and made an on-the-spot review of the project’s progress. This on-spot visit was made so that a quick check to be made to take up the development work stock.
Recently Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited to investigate the Ekramra Kshetra Development Project, to which V.K Pandian made a revisit to the Lingraj temple for the progress of the project. He further reviewed the progress with other senior officials and emphasized developing alternate approach roads as soon as possible and cleaning of debris at the earliest. They examine the progress of the land procurement process and the process of how to resolve the traffic issue at Mausi Maa square.
After the review, Pandian directed the officials to facilitate the rehabilitation process for the shopkeepers, the cleaning process of trash, and the construction of alternative roads.
Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Works Department, Krishan Kumar, and Commissioner of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Prem Chandra Chaudhary also accompanied Pandian for this review process. As a result, it was viewed that the project, which started as a 5T initiative, is progressing quite well.
Even on 2nd December, CM, when he visited the project, reviewed the progress of the development project at Ekamra Kshetra, and as a result, he was satisfied with the work.
In December 2019, CM Naveen Patnaik announced Ekamra Kshetra Development Project for the old town based Lord Lingaraj Temple and its boundary so that the devotees and pilgrims are helped. A separate Act in line with Puri Shree Jagannath Temple is formed for the development of Lingaraj Temple in which the project reportedly covers an area of 1126 acres with an outer core of 476 acres, the intermediate center of 504 acres, and the inner core of 145 acres. Over 80% of land acquisition has already been completed.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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