Puri: An ardent devotee of Adi Shakti, V K Pandian on Saturday directed officials to prepare a master plan for the development of Maa Mangala temple, Kakatpur within 15 days.
Secretary to CM Shri Pandian gave the direction after holding discussions with the servitors, trustees and local people during his visit to Kakatpur.
He said the work for the development of the Shakti Pitha will start after the Chief Minister approved the developmental plan prepared by the Odisha Bridge Construction Corporation (OBCC).
Under the programme steps would be taken for the release of water from the temple premises, parking facilities for the visitors and development of the Prachi river bank.
Earlier, Shri Pandian had reviewed the progress of the Parikrama project around Shree Jagannath Temple Puri and the construction of the Shree Jagannath Medical College Teaching Hospital.
The construction of the medical college teaching hospital would be completed by June 23 next year. Later, the 5T Secretary reviewed the development work of Chandrabhaga beach, expansion of the Konark-Chandrabhaga state highway and the new ring road.
Shri Pandian directed the officials to complete the expansion work of Konark-Chandrabhaga State Highway by April, 2023.