Bhubaneswar, September 13 (LocalWire):The State government today roped in five young IAS officers to assist the Puri district administration for expeditious implementation of international heritage project in the pilgrim town.
The temple town, home to 12th century Jagannath temple shrine, is widely regarded as the most preferred tourists’ destination of the State.
The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier sanctioned Rs 550 crore for infrastructure refurbishment of Puri, that had been ravaged as May 3 cyclone Fani barreled through the coastal town.
Five young IAS probationers of 2018-batch are Suryavanshi Mayur Vikash, Kirti Vasan V, Subhankar Mohapatra, J. Sonal and Bhubanesh Debdas Patil.
They will oversee the prompt execution of the heritage projects, a release from Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.
They have reported for duty from today onward and will remain in charge of various infrastructure development projects.
The young bureaucrats were apprised of their work by R. Balakrishan, principal advisor (special initiative) and V. K. Pandian, Secretary to the CM’s Transformation and Initiatives (5Ts) programme.
The heritage project includes among other things the infrastructure development, multi-lane roads, bridges, multi-level parking, amenities for pilgrims, revival of Musa river, rehabilitation of those evicted from the security zone and renovation of lakes.