Bhubaneswar:28/12/19 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced Rs 5 crore for the periphery development of Lingaraj Temple here.
Significantly, the announcement came after the administration carried out a massive demolition exercise around the boundary wall of Lingaraj Temple to free the premises from encroachment.
The development programme, Ekamra Kshetra Yojana, will be launched on 66 acres of land. Under the project, a new building will be constructed for Ekamra Exhibition Bhajan Mandap and a research centre will be set up near Lingaraj entry plaza.
As many as nine projects such as restoration of Bindusagar and other heritage tanks, modern parking facilities and development of Mukteswar and Kedargouri temples will be initiated under the programme.
Earlier, the government has also announced Rs 30000 cash assistance for evicted vendors along with allotment of shops in vending zones. Besides, the government has also decided to relocate the Shree Lingaraj police station and the office of the Lingaraj Temple Trust Board.