Bhubaneswar27/1/20:: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday approved the resettlement and rehabilitation package for people/institutions likely to be affected under the Ekamra Kshetra Plan.
According to a press release issued by the CM’s Office, “Under the project, interventions would be taken up in the Heritage District Area as notified in the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) — 2010 of Bhubaneswar, with the following objectives:
- Revive and preserve the heritage value and grandeur of Lingaraj temple and its surroundings;
- Enhance the living heritage, continuous traditions and a complete timeline of Kalinga architectural developments through strategic interventions;
- Protect and strengthen the linkages between the area’s natural and built heritage assets;
- Highlight the experiential value of the place for pilgrims, tourists and residents.
As part of this plan, in Phase-I, interventions would be taken up in the core area surrounding Lingaraj Temple and Bindu Sagar. This project area of about more than 65 Acres will be pedestrianised and facilities for pilgrims and tourists will be created.