Bhubaneswar, Dec 2: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a special act soon for Lingaraj Temple like Shri Jagannath Temple Act.
The CM made the announcement during his visit to the Ekamra Kshetra on Wednesady. Patnaik took stock of the Ekamra Kshetra project under which the area around Lingaraj Temple is being redeveloped.
Patnaik also expresses gratitude to people who gave away their lands for the heritage development project around the ancient shrine.
Earlier in January, the CM had announced Ekamra Kshetra Amenities and Monuments Revival Action Plan – EKAMRA plan.
Under the scheme, interventions would be taken up in the Heritage District Area as notified in Comprehensive Development Plan (CPD) – 2010 of Bhubaneswar. As part of the plan, in phase 1, interventions would be taken up in the core area surrounding Lingaraj Temple and Bindu Sagar. The project area of about 65 acres will be pedestrianized and facilities for pilgrims and tourists will be created.