Jagannath Temple Managing Committee extended its support to proposed Heritage Corridor near Jagannath Temple; Amicus Curiae, Solicitor General to visit Puri today

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Puri: The Jagannath Temple Managing Committee (JTMC) on Friday extended its support to the proposed Heritage Corridor near the Jagannath Temple, which is presently in execution amidst protests by land losers.

A meeting chaired by Gajpati Maharaja Dibysingha Deb, in the presence SJTA Chief Krishan Kumar, okayed as many as five proposals, which would be sent to Law Department for approval.

Those include making Badadanda a heritage corridor, development of the temple surrounding areas, beautifications of Gundicha Temple and making Jagannath Balabh Mutt area to a heritage garden.

A decision was taken for e-auctioning of the Lord Jagannat lands under a uniform policy made by the Shree Jaganath Temple Administration (SJTA). Besides, a decision was taken to develop mutts and monasteries and restore centuries old cultures and tradition liking to the Jaganath Temple. Committee members will meet Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar and Solicitor General Tusar Mehta who were scheduled to visit Puri at about 10 pm on Friday.

The members will hold discussions on the 12-point agenda, which is under execution under the guidance of Supreme Court. The Amicus Curiae and the Solicitor General are also likely visit the Jaganath Temple on their arrival. During their two-day stay in the pilgrim city, they would meet the Shankarcharya Nischalananda Saraswati and Gajapati Dibyasingh Dev. They would also hold separate discussions with various stakeholders of the temple on various reform initiatives.

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