07 August 2019
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to develop the infrastructure of the pilgrim city of Puri, the High Level State Committee held at the Lok Seba Bhawan (State Secretariat) here and chaired by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today granted Rs 265 crore for five projects.
As per a press note released by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), the holy land of Mahaprabhu Shree Jagannath is thronged by lakhs of devotes from all over the world. In order to provide them with high quality services and facilities, five infrastructural development will be done under the ‘Abhada Yojana’ of the State Government.
The meeting decided to construct 1250 shops at the localities of Old Jail area in the Puri city along with Jatrika and Municipality market areas.
Multi-level parking space will be constructed on the premises of Puri Old Jail. The parking space can accommodate 400 cars. Similarly, multi-level parking space will be constructed at Jatrika with a capacity for accommodating 400 cars. This measure will solve the problem of vehicle parking by the visitors.
All the government offices including the Puri Collector’s Office will be accommodated under a single roof. This will serve in better manner to the general public. The vacated offices will be utilized as park and other facilities for the citizens.
The Municipality Market will be renovated into an ultra modern market complex.
The high level meeting also decided that the Acharya Harihar Chhak road stretch will be expanded and various citizen-centric services and beautification activities will be undertaken.
All these works will be executed by the Works Department and Odisha Bridges & Constructions Corporation.
The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief administrator, Finance Secretary, Works Secretary and Puri Collector.