Bhubaneswar, Feb 27: A resolution on the Puri Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor project was passed unanimously in the Odisha Assembly on Saturday.
Three resolutions were moved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who addressed the house through video conferencing. It was followed by a voice vote to clear the resolutions.
Patnaik expressed his gratitude to the Gajapati Maharaj, servitors and residents of Puri for their cooperation in the initiative for the project during a virtual address in the Assembly.
The CM said that emphasis has been laid on the security of the temple, devotees and creation of a spiritual atmosphere for devotees visiting the temple.
The various components of the project include heritage corridor components, Shree Jagannath Reception Centre (SJRC), amenities and matha temples.
The proposal divides the heritage corridor into 9 layers: a green buffer surrounding the temple complex, the Antar Pradakshina path, the Landscape zone, Bahya Pradakshina path, public convenience zone, service lane, shuttle cum emergency lane, mixed traffic lane and pedestrian footpath.
In order to meet the essential requirements of visitors to Shree Mandira and the SJHC, a queue management facility with capacity of 6,000 persons, along with security checking (Baggage screening) facility, main cloakroom for keeping belongings of upto four thousand families, drinking water and toilet facilities, facilities for washing hands and feet, souvenir including book shop etc. are being provided in this centre. This will be built over half an acre land available next to SJHC on South-East side.