Odisha CM unveils draft architectural plan of Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor

Bhubaneswar: The State government today unveiled the draft architectural plan of Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor Project. During a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Lok Seva Bhavan here, the CM thanked the people of Puri for their cooperation and active participation in the project and released the draft architectural plan video.

Patnaik said the suggestions are being sought from public on the draft plan till January 15, 2020. The final plan will be released by February 2010.
The names of all who have donated their land for the project will be engraved in the heritage corridor whereas the land will be recorded in the name of Lord Jagannath, the CM stated.

This apart, components relating to security and functionality of the project will be added by top professionals in their respective fields.

During the meeting VK Pandian, Private Secretary to the CM said the heritage corridor project was ideated in January 2016.

While narrating the spiritual side of the Chief Minister, Pandian said, “Usually during the New Year’s Day, hoardings with pictures of Lord Jagannath and his siblings were put up on roadside along Bhubaneswar-Puri route. During his visit to Puri on January 1, 2016 to pay obeisance to the deities, he bowed his head to Lord Jagannath’s photos on the hoardings as well during the trip. I was watching the CM in the rear seat of the car and found him to be different person.”

During return journey to Bhubaneswar from Puri, the CM proposed to do something for the beautification of Shree Jagannath Temple. Subsequently a decision was taken for shifting of the Puri jail, which was located near Bada Danda, he added.

To develop Puri a World-Class Heritage City, the State Cabinet has already approved sanction of ₹3,208 crore under the ABADHA scheme.

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