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Odisha to spend Rs 1000 cr for Nabakalebar of Lord Jagannath

Posted on Feb 13, 10:21AM | UNI

Bhubaneswar, Feb 12 : The Odisha government today decided to spend Rs 1,000 crore for development of infrastructure of Puri and its sorroundings to provide better facilities to the pilgrims and tourists during the Nabakalebar of Lord Jagannath in 2015.

The decision was taken at a high level meeting here chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Official sources said keeping in view the presence of nearly 50 lakh people to witness the Nabakalebar of Lord Jagannath in 2015, all roads leading to Puri will be widened and developed and special emphasis will be made to built temporary sheds for over one lakh pilgrims.

Adequate drinking water facilities would be provided and power supply will be strengthened with the expansion of grid station.All the hospitals in Puri, Konark and in between Puri and Bhubaneswar will be developed.

A special 100 beded hospital with six bedded ICU will be established in Puri and a new bus stand will be set up at Malatipatpur.

The doubling of railway line between Khurda Road and Puri will be completed by December 2014 as lakhs of people will be arriving the pilgrim city by trains from various destination.

It was decided in the meeting that repairing of all the temple complexes inside the Jagannath temple will be taken up and the deplastering of the Jagannath temple will be completed before the Nabakalebar.

This apart the famous religious tanks in the pilgrim city will be renovated and developed.