Government Stakeholders discuss Shree Jagannatha Heritage Corridor Master Plan

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Bhubaneswar: For the upcoming Shree Jagannatha Heritage Corridor at Puri, a number of government agencies have discussed service plans at the Shri Jagannatha Temple Administration (SJTA) office.
The meeting was attended by officials from SJTA, Puri Municipality, Odisha Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Public Health Engineering Department, National Highway division, Roads and Bridge division, CESU and OBCC on 25th February, 2020 (Tuesday).
Consulting agencies involved in the project plan formulation and execution, namely Bhumiputra Architecture and SM Consultants also participated in the discussion.
In the discussion, the government agencies brought up their proposals for the corridor, which will come up within the 75-meter range from the Temple.
The main focus of the discussion was waste management and water treatment issues of the proposed Corridor. Given the sheer size of daily pilgrim traffic as well as projected rise in footfall after the project completion, a dedicated water treatment and waste management plant required to be built for the corridor project was suggested.
Among other issues, supply of water within the corridor area and relocation of an electric substation situated near the Maghanad Pacheri of the Temple were discussed.
The recent discussion is part of a series of such meetings undertaken by the Works Department and OBCC to prepare the final architectural plan of the proposed corridor. All the existing service plans for electricity, water supply, roads etc. would be modified and accommodated in the Heritage Corridor plan.
“Government will undertake a series of such discussions for the preparation of the final architectural plan. These discussions will ensure optimum coordination form the government departments while executing the project,” said Dr Krishan Kumar, Secretary, Works Department and Chief Administrator, SJTA.
The draft architectural plan for the heritage corridor was unveiled by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik on December 30, 2019 and was made public for suggestions.

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