Plans afoot for integrated development at Harishankar, Nrusinghnath
Bhubaneswar: Plans for an integrated development at Harishankar and Nrusinghnath temples in the Gandhamardan region have been on to ensure sustainable tourism. During a presentation before Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at third meeting on the development plan at the twin temples of Harishankar and Nrusinghnath, it was stated the project will improve pilgrim and visitor experience.
The entire temple region will be developed with focus on religious and cultural traditions, natural eco-system and adventure tourism, said a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office.
The master plan includes connectivity with up-gradation of vehicular road and parking, up-gradation of vending zone, religious street, cultural plaza, visitor facilities with centre for cultural traditions and herbal centre, public park and plaza with picnic zone, kids play area, amphitheater and up-gradation of temple facilities with beautification and lighting, restoration of Dharmasala, Bhoga Mandap and kitchen.
There is also a proposal of 18 kilometer path for trekking on the hills with active spots like benches, info signages, toilets, café and watch-towers.
Among others, OTDC Chairperson Srimayee Mishra, Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra, Secretary to CM (5-T) V.K. Pandian, Development Commissioner PK Jena and other senior officers attended the meeting.