Odisha Cabinet approves tenders for development of Konark, Ekamra Kshetra

Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to develop the Konark temple complex under the Integrated Development of Heritage & Monuments and Tourist Destination Scheme.

The Odisha Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved the tender for the project.

The project would be implemented with an expenditure of Rs 209.73 crore. A target has been set to complete the project within a period of 18 months, said Chief Secretary PK Jena.

The project will transform the physical infrastructure in and around the 13 century marvel, added the Chief Secretary.

In a related development, the cabinet also approved the tender for Ekamra Kshetra Amenities and Monuments Revival Plan to provide basic amenities to devotees and revitalize various ancient monuments of Old Town area in Bhubaneswar.

The project would be implemented at an expenditure of Rs 156.21 crore. It would be executed within 18 months, said the Chief Secretary.

The surroundings of the 11th century Lingaraj temple would be developed under the project.

“M/S BP Construction has been chosen to implement both the projects,” added the Chief Secretary.

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