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Know The Detailed Lingaraj Temple Area Development Project


12 December 2019

OMMCOM NEWS


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced a financial package for people who are likely to be affected by the demolition drive around Lingaraj Temple. The CM also revealed the mega-project - Ekamra Kshetra under which the area around Lingaraj Temple will be redeveloped. Here is look at the project:

PROJECT BOUNDARY –PHASE 1

TOTAL AREA – 66 ACRES

PROJECT FEATURES

Boundaries

Kedar Gauri Lane 

Ekamravan 

Sankarnanda Math

Papanasini Temple

Badhei Banka Chhak

Proposed Outer Access Road 

Taleswar Chhak

PROPOSED PROJECTS

Outer Access Road Development

Lingaraj Entry Plaza 

Bindu Sagar Revival Plan

Parking Projects

Lingaraj Heritage Complex Project

Development of Amenities for Kedar Gouri - Mukteswar Complex

Heritage E-Auto Project

Relocation Projects

Heritage Interpretation Centre

OUTER ACCESS ROAD DEVELOPMENT

TOTAL LENGTH – 1.5km (approx.)

PROJECT FEATURES

12-18 M ROW connecting Taleshwar Chhak to Badhei Banka Chhak

Right side (18m): to be used for buses/ 4W and 2W

Left side (12m): 2W & 4W only

Drain Extension Link- over Drain No. 7

LINGARAJ ENTRY PLAZA 

TOTAL AREA – 6 Acres (approx)

PROJECT FEATURES

Extension of Lingaraj Temple Complex incorporating elements reflective of Kalinga temple architecture

Queue Management 

Special arrangement for Shivaratri and Kanwariya pilgrims

Upgradation of lighting, seating and other amenities 

Open Air Theater

BINDU SAGAR REVIVAL PLAN

TOTAL AREA – About 20 Acres

PROJECT FEATURES

Continuous Pedestrian walkway and viewpoints along lake edge

Water Quality Improvements – elimination of pollutant discharges, beautification, provision of collection points for ritual offerings 

Extension of landscape similar to Ekamravan

Revival and preservation of the historical water system:

Papanasini Kund, Godabari, Debi Padahara Tank, Kotirtha Tank, Ganga Jamuna Kund

PARKING PROJECTS

PROJECT FEATURES

East Parking Area

Multi-modal parking for tourist buses, cars, two wheelers along with E-vehicle charging points 

South Parking Lot for Sebayats & officials

West Parking lot for 2W & 4W

North Parking lot for 2W & 4W

LINGARAJ HERITAGE COMPLEX PROJECT

PROJECT FEATURES

Lingaraj – Bindu Sagar – Debi Padahara Pedestrianization Project

Kedar Gouri Road Strengthening Project

Giani Zail Singh Road Upgradation Project

Rath Road Strengthening Project

Other Infrastructure

Ambient Lighting

Water Fountains

Net Zero Waste Management

Development of Public Amenities

Security Enhancements

KEDAR GOURI – MUKTESHWAR COMPLEX

PROJECT FEATURES

Public Utilities & Amenities

Drinking Water

Public Toilets

Lighting

Signage

Siddheswara Matha Improvements

HERITAGE E-AUTO PROJECT

PROJECT FEATURES

Coverage to the larger Ekamra Kshetra area from Lingaraj Temple

Connecting monuments, parking and major roads through e-autorickshaws, including supporting infrastructure

RELOCATION PROJECTS

PROJECT FEATURES

Relocation of facilities such as administrative offices, government agencies to other suitable locations

HERITAGE INTERPRETATION CENTRE

PROJECT FEATURES

Potential Site

Emara Math

Interpretation Centre highlighting the following:

Lingaraj Complex Core Area 

Outer Heritage Core Area

Ekamra Kshetra

RESETTLEMENT & REHABILITATION ASSISTANCE

FEATURES

Provide rehabilitation and resettlement assistance to persons and institutions affected by the project 

Street Vendors – vending zone will be provided; Rehabilitation of vendors with one time financial assistance of Rs.30,000 per vendor  (In two installments)

Shop-owners – rehabilitation in the BMC or Tourism or new market complex to be developed. Rehabilitation with assistance of Rs. 10,000 per month for 12 months

Private landowners (Vacant & Households) – land will be acquired by following due process.