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Demarcation For Eviction & Land Acquisition Survey Starts Around Puri Jagannath Temple

17 September 2019


Puri: The revenue team of Puri district administration on Monday surveyed the region around ‘Meghanad Pachery’ of the Jagannath temple which will be evicted under the security and beautification drive.

The formal procedure of demarcation has started and simultaneously, a land acquisition proposal is sent to the State Government, Collector Balwant Singh said.

"There is some housing primarily in the western side. We will ensure that the demarcation and assessment is error free. It will be cross-checked with the manual which is why we are going through the DGPS survey route," he added.

All the religious structures within the 75 metres corridor will not be affected. Only the commercial structures, accommodation buildings and unsafe ones shall be demolished, the Collector said.

A district level control room will be setup from Tuesday which will address the grievances and queries of the affected people. ADM Binay Dash will be heading the Control Room. The IAS probationers will be assigned the responsibility to interact with the affected families and organisations, Singh added.

Balwant Singh, Collector, Puri