Mega Plan Konark

Odisha Government has decided to beautify the surrounding areas of Konark to present the tourists a hassle free visit to the Sun Temple and improve its eco system to a Global Heritage Zone.

Secretary to Chief Minister 5T, V Karthikeya Pandian reached dot at 6 AM at Konark along with Team of Officers, Engineers and Architects to take a wider view of things, which needs improvement.

Secretary Works, Krishan Kumar, District Collector Puri, Balwant Singh and other senior officials accompanied him during the visit.

Mr.Pandian is on a overdrive to beautify the ancient temples, architectures and improve the eco system of the Golden Triangle-Bhubaneswar-Konark-Puri, which is the star attraction for the tourists.

Tourists are to be get engaged in the Golden Triangle for at least 3-4 days and accordingly plans are chalked out.

While for Puri a massive development plan has been chalked out and being executed, several rounds of discussions and field visits by senior mandarins are continuing.

While making several rounds of visit in the entire areas, Mr.Pandian harped on as to how to make Konark a more attractive one and like Shree Jagannath Temple, Shree Lingaraj Temple, and the Sun Temple is needed to be presented in a unique mode.

As Konark Sun Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consultation will be made with Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

State Government will request DG ASI to visit Odisha to take up detailed discussion in this regard, said sources.

Both inside and outside improvement of Konark Sun Temple is needed and several issues will be discussed with DG ASI, soon said sources.

In fact senior ASI Officials were in constant touch with the officials of the State Government in this regard, admitted an ASI Official.

He said DG ASI will be coming soon to Bhubaneswar to discuss and chart out Road Map for development.

While Indian Oil is taking up several infrastructure development, more is needed and State Government will take up the same, said sources.

New alignment of roads will be done to avoid vehicle movement in front of the Sun Temple and allowing tourists to walk down to the Sun Temple smoothly.
While Konark presents a clean and pristine beach where one can take leisurely walks and enjoy the sunrise and sunset, the Konark Beach is known to be one of the best on the East Coast.

These areas are needed to be spruced up like Puri Beach areas are being developed.

So soon the State Government will chalk out a Detailed Plan for comprehensive development plan of Konark and its surroundings, thanks to overdrive of Mo Sarkar Team.

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