Srimandir Parikrama Project to Be Completed in 3 Months: Chief Secy

Puri: The Srimandir Parikrama Project in the pilgrim city of Puri will be completed in the next three months, said Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra here on Saturday.

The Chief Secretary visited Puri district to take stock of progress of various developmental projects.

The Chief Secretary has made a ground level review regarding the progress of the Srimandir Parikrama project. The work on the outer Parikrama, inner Parikrama and the ring road is underway. He directed the concerned officials to complete the work in the next three months. After that the project will be dedicated to the general public, he said.

Several facilities like toilets, washrooms and places for meditation are being created under this project. He expressed hope that the beauty of the temple will increase after the completion of the project.

He said that after the completion of the multi-level parking of the Srisetu project, it will be convenient for the devotees to come and go to the temple through battery-powered vehicles.

He also held a discussion with the departmental officials regarding traffic barrage through stone cladding so as not to disturb the public transport.

During his visit, Mahapatra also visited the Puri Swargadwara crematorium to review the renovation and beautification works being carried out there. As many as 28 places have been made available for cremation of about 70 to 80 bodies daily. All the process including token system, arrangement of priests and firewood are being provided with specific fees in a transparent manner, the Chief Secretary said.

Puri Collector Samarth Verma and other officials were present during the Chief Secretary’s visit.

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