Bhubaneswar: The State government has acquired as many as 75% of private land earmarked for creating a security zone around Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today thanked land owners who voluntarily offered land to provide the security zone. In a release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), the CM said, “I had requested people on Janmashtami to hand over land voluntarily to create the security zone around Shree Jagannath. I am indebted to you for keeping my request.”
As the land acquisition process has begun, 75% of land has been bought in the last 40 days.
“This has strengthened the State government’s vow to make Puri a heritage city,” he added.
Also, the CM thanked government officials and police for the land acquisition on all days including holidays.