Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday directed the departments concerned to resume development work in the heritage zones in Puri and Bhubaneswar from May 29.
“We have had more than two-month break for the COVID virus where all works were stopped. Now we must ease restrictions now and try and begin developmental works in Puri and Bhubaneswar by day after tomorrow,” the Chief Minister said in a video conferencing with senior officials.
It was revealed at the video conferencing that in Puri, the land acquisition for the Shree Setu, Shree Jagannath Ballav Pilgrim Centre, Mahodadhi Market Complex and expansion of Musa river bank projects is underway and will be completed in 2-3 months. Apart from this, the design for the Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor, Grand Road development, renovation of the office building of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and Jagannath Culture Centre projects.
In Bhubaneswar, the land acquisition for the development in the heritage zone of Lingaraj temple is underway and will be completed very soon. Besides, to improve the water quality of Bindu Sagar tank and other ponds in the heritage zone, the state government will sign a MoU with the Indian Chemical Institute very soon.