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Konark To Undergo Massive Makeover Under UNESCO World Heritage Development Plan

Bhubaneswar:21/1/21: The UNESCO World Heritage, Sun Temple, and its periphery in Konark is all set to undergo a makeover. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday gave a thumbs up to the draft of Konark Heritage Area Development Plan.

The purpose of the project is stated to ensure the safety and security of the temple, attract more tourists, and the economic development of the local traders dependent on tourism.

Proposed Main Access Point

As per the plan, all the roads leading to the temple will be developed into six-lane, especially the 3.5 Km long outer ring road of Konark. The 30 acres of land in front of the temple will be left open for landscaping. Besides, a special stretch of road will also be constructed for pedestrians.An entry plaza for the visitors and a renovated open-air theatre is going to be some major attractions for tourists. The Chief Minister has invited suggestions from citizens regarding the draft plan within 21 days.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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