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Shree Jagannath Reception Centre Height Row:SJTA has written to the Culture Department of the Odisha

Puri:22/9/22: Amid direction of the National Monument Authority (NMA) to restrict the height of the Shree Jagannath Reception Centre, a part of the Shree Mandira Parikrama project here, to 7.5 metres, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has written to the Culture Department of the Odisha Government seeking more height for the proposed building.

“The NMA had initially approved the construction of the building with a height of 12.19 metres. However, it has now granted NOC for 7.5 metres. We want permission for constructing the building with the previously-proposed height, for which we have written to the Culture Department seeking approval of the same,” said Ajay Kumar Jena, SJTA Administrator (Development).“The Culture Department is our competent authority, which will recommend our proposals to the NMA. We are hopeful that we will receive the NOC,” he added.

Notably, the NMA has granted conditional NOC for the Shree Jagannath Reception Centre. As per NMA’s direction, the reception centre needs to come up in the regulated zone of the shrine at a distance of 101.5 metre from the Shree Jagannath Temple with a height of 7.5 metre and G+1 plan. It was originally proposed to be built in the prohibited zone as a G+2 structure.


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