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Srimandir Parikrama venture: Odisha authorities agrees to maneuver reception centre past 100 metre

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Srimandir Parikrama project: Odisha government agrees to move reception centre beyond 100 metre

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: In the thick of controversies over the continued work on Srimandir Parikrama venture, the Odisha authorities has agreed to stick to some ideas made by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

The Cultural Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Parikrama venture which met on Wednesday night determined to shift the proposed Shree Jagannath Reception Centre – a element of the 75 metre heritage hall venture – past the prohibited space (100 metre) of the Centrally protected Shree Jagannath temple. 

The committee headed by Gajapati Maharaja Dibya Singha Deb determined that the reception centre can be moved to regulated space (200 metre) of the monument.

In the unique detailed venture report (DPR) of the venture, the Odisha Bridge & Construction Corporation Limited (OBCC) had included the reception centre inside 75 metre of the Meghnad Prachir of the shrine. The company is the executing company.

DG ASI V Vidyavathi, nonetheless, had raised concern over the plan throughout her go to to evaluation the venture in February and identified that the proposed reception centre is at a distance of 75 metre from the temple. Since it’ll shelter numerous devotees earlier than they enter the shrine by means of a queue system, shifting it past 100 metres can be good within the curiosity of safety of the temple, she recommended.

The reception centre is deliberate to carry over 2,000 pilgrims at one go earlier than they proceed to the principle shrine. Excavation for it has been carried out inside the prohibited zone within the south-east path of the twelfth century shrine of nationwide significance however building is but to start.

A member of the Cultural Advisory Committee mentioned that for higher administration of the group, it was determined to maneuver the proposed facility from the prohibited zone to the regulated zone. 

Sources, nonetheless, identified that the reception centre doesn’t come below the definition of public facilities as per the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act (AMASR Act), 2010 which governs all of the Centrally-protected monuments.

Only public facilities like consuming water and electrical energy for public, cloak rooms can come up inside the prohibited zone. 

It could also be famous that Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) had submitted a revised DPR on the venture to the ASI, Bhubaneswar circle, on April 6 this 12 months, three months after it began work on it. The DG ASI had requested SJTA to remodel on the DPR by aligning it with the AMASR Act.

The advisory committee additionally determined after inspecting present land availability that Outer Access Road can be developed within the out there width. After acquisition of steadiness land, required extensions can be made.