Odisha: Buildings along Puri Grand Road to be painted in uniform coat!

Bhubaneswar: The state government will soon urge the owners of all buildings along the Grand Road at Odisha’s Puri town to paint the structures in a uniform coat.

The owners of residential buildings, hotels and shops along the Grand Road (Badadanda) will be asked to complete the work before the inauguration of Shree Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor Project on January 17 next year.

According to sources, the owners of the buildings will be told to apply light pink coat on their structures to give an aesthetic look to the entire stretch that connects the 12th century Jagannath temple with Srigundicha temple at Puri town.

“The owners of all buildings along the Grand Road will be asked to paint their strictures in light pink coat before the inauguration of the Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project. The administration will take up the work if someone fails to paint his building before the deadline. However, the building owners will bear the entire cost,” said a source in Puri district administration.

The state government is making all efforts to develop Puri town as a heritage city. Now, it is being planned to paint all buildings along the Grand Road in a uniform colour to give a distinct look to the locality, said an official of Puri district administration.

Notably, the district administration had decided to paint all buildings on both sides of the Grand Road in ivory colour ahead of the Nabakalebara festival of Lord Jagannath and his siblings in 2015. However, only a few buildings were given the ivory coloured coat prior to the grand festival, sources said.

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