Puri, Jan 16 (LocalWire): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday laid the foundation stones of Shree Setu project and Jagannath Ballav Pilgrim Centre here.
The Shree Setu project worth Rs.181 crore will cover over 2-3 km. It will provide a direct access to the Jagannath Ballav Piligrim Centre from NH 316 and aimed at checking traffic congestion.
The Rs 190 crore pilgrim centre near Narendra Kona will be a six-storey building with multi-level parking for 1,000 cars.
The others projects under Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme include a multi-level car parking on Jail Road near the Hospital Square, re-development of Municipal Market near Bada Danda, vending zone on sea beach and a centralized kitchen, sources said.
In October last year, the chief minister had announced various developmental and beautification projects to transform Puri into a world-class heritage city.
The Cabinet has also approved projects worth Rs 3,200 crore for infrastructure development in the city over a period of three years.
Earlier, he offered prayers at the Jagannath Temple and reviewed the developmental work and beautification project of Puri.