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Odisha Chief Minister allocated Rs 70 crore for the development project of Chandi Mandir in Cuttack

Bhubaneswar:19/5/22: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday allocated Rs 70 crore for the development project of Chandi Mandir in Cuttack. The development of the shrine will be carried out under 5T Initiative’s Integrated Development of Heritage, Monuments and Tourist Destination programme.

Today, officials of the Odisha Bridge & Construction Corporation Limited presented the plan for development of the shrine to make the premises more beautiful and attract more devotees.

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The temple will have a boundary wall and gates in all four directions. Besides, a new Jagamohan, Yagyan Mandap, Chandipatha Mandap, Mundan Mandap, Hanuman Temple, and a new Kitchen will be constructed. Khondolite stones will be laid on the floor and the premises will be well illuminated, along with installation of CCTV cameras.

The road along Chandi Temple will be diverted. Apart from this, there will be a police control room, cloakroom, prasad distribution system, drinking water facilities will be made available. A guest house for travelers will also be built along with parking facility and landscaping. The 18 shop owners who will be displaced will be provided shops, a press note from the CMO stated.

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Earlier, Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian had visited Chandi Mandir to make an assessment of the proposed project. Today, Pandian coordinated the meeting of the CM with senior officials of OBCC, Servitors and Temple Trust Board officials. The development of the Maa Cuttack Chandi temple will be carried out under the Integrated Development of Heritage, Monuments and Tourist Destination scheme of the Odisha government’s 5T initiative

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