Puri: The district administration has removed Biju Smruti Peetha, memorial of former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, from Swargadwar in Odisha’s Puri town.
The memorial was removed last night in the presence of the district Collector and other senior officials of the local administration.
The State Government had last month decided to remove the memorial from Swargadwar and dedicate the entire area for the service of the people. This apart, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had sanctioned Rs 5 crore for the development of Swargadwar.
Under the project, modern facilities will be made available for cremation and pallbearers at Swargadwar, which was ravaged by cyclone FANI. This apart, facilitation of the cremation process during all seasons will be ensured.
Construction of restrooms for pallbearers, afforestation, facilities for collection and conservation of mortal remains will be a part of the project. The CM has directed to complete the work within six months.