Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (LocalWire): Bhubaneswar is poised for a heritage makeover with the state government drawing up a comprehensive blueprint for the revamping of heritage sites including ancient ponds and water bodies.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announcing the implementation of the ambitious project said, ‘66-acre stretch of Ekamra Khetra Jojana will be implemented as part of revamping the environs and surroundings of the heritage spots in the city.’
The project will include among others a majestic gateway to Lingaraj temple, renovation of Bindusagar and other heritage ponds, Lingaraj Heritage Project and beautification of Kedargouri-Muketeswar temple premises.
There will be nine components of the project including the establishment of a heritage interpretation centre, Patnaik stated in an official release.
The ancient lakes and ponds, Bindusagar, Kedargouri, Papanasini, Godabari, Kotitirtha, Ganga-Jamuna, will be renovated as part of the project.
To create a better ambience and space near Lingaraj temple, the Lingaraj police station and temple trust board office will be relocated.
The stretch from Taleswar chowk to Badheibanka chowk will be widened for hassle-free vehicular movement and parking lots will be assigned in four spots close to the famous Shaivite shrine.