By Express News Service
PURI: The basis stone of the Srimandir Parikrama Yojana (Sri Jagannath Temple Corridor mission) was laid by Gajapati Dibyashingha Deb on Wednesday right here within the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the final day of the three-day Mahayagna within the Twelfth-century shrine.
“Today is a historic day for all Jagannath devotees across the globe and indeed a sacred day for the people of Odisha,” the Chief Minister mentioned after the inspiration stone was laid for the mission. He additionally felicitated 10 individuals, who havedonated their land adjoining to the hall mission.
Conceived in 2016, the Puri Temple Corridor mission was first launched in December 2019. The mission will likely be applied by the state authorities at an estimated price of Rs 3,200 crore. Under this, 22 initiatives will likely be executed in three phases. Official sources mentioned Rs 800 crore will likely be made accessible from the Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme initially adopted by Rs 265 crore extra within the first part.
Around 15.65 acres of land have been acquired for the heritage hall. Land has been bought straight from 115 households, whereas 512 outlets and 24 lodges had been evicted for the 75-metre hall mission. Besides, properties of 25 mutts have been acquired for the mission. The authorities has to date paid Rs 289.34 crore for buying land for the aim.
The Yojana envisages development of a safety hall across the temple with inexperienced cowl. Besides, renovation of all maths and temples round it is going to even be taken up. The workplace of the Chief Temple Administrator may even be renovated. A reception corridor will likely be constructed for 6000 devotees.