Odisha CM To Lay Stone For Puri Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor Project Tomorrow

Puri: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to visit Puri on Wednesday for the inauguration of the Heritage Corridor Project (Parikrama Prakalpa) around the Jagannath Temple.

The Chief Minister will be visiting the pilgrim town on the concluding day of ‘Maha Yajna’ which began on Monday. He will perform Purna Ahuti of the yagna and lay foundation stone for the Srimandir Parikrama project.

Addressing mediapersons, Puri SP KV Singh said as per schedule the Chief Minister will reach here around 9.30 am.

The road leading to Jagannath temple from hospital square will be barricaded from 6 am to 1 pm on Wednesday and all shops enroute will remain closed, said the SP. The local traders have been informed about the decision to close shops for 7 hours, he added.

For security, three Additional SPs, 10 DSPs, 40 Inspectors will lead a force of 25 platoons.

Ahead of the Chief Minister’s visit, Chief Secretary Suresh Mahapatra and Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian visited Puri on November 22 to check the arrangements. Chief administrator of SJTA Krishan Kumar and Puri Collector Samarth Verma are supervising the arrangements.

The project is being implemented within a 75-metre radius of the Meghanada Pacheri of the temple. The state government has earmarked Rs 800 crore for the project.

Shankaracharya of Puri Gobardhan Peeth Swami Neeschalananda Saraswati will be present on the occasion.

Also Read: [Watch] Yajna For Heritage Corridor & Parikrama Marg Begins In Puri

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