Puri: Odisha administration begins eviction of structures near ‘Meghnad Pacheri’ of Puri Srimandir in the presence of 24 platoons of police force and 8 Magistrates.
All structures within 75 metre of Jagannath Temple in Puri will be cleared for ensuring its safety and security and convenience of the pilgrims. A proposal to this effect was approved at the meeting of the Cabinet presided by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday. The structures identified to be removed include private properties, shoe stands, Government installations like power supply building, temple information centre and a police outpost. Adequate compensation will be paid to owners of private properties while Government establishments will be relocated. Similar clean-up was carried out for Kashi-Viswanath temple where structures and encroachments were cleared to create a corridor.