Bhadrakh:Secretary to Chief Minister VK Pandian, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva paid obeisance to Shree Akhandalamani, the Presiding Deity of this Coastal Zone.
Mr.Pandian visited Shree Aradi Dham, which is famous for its miracles and reviewed the implementation of redevelopment of Shree Akhandalmani Temple and Peripheral Development Project.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra also talked to the officials and took stock of redevelopment.
In the first phase, construction of new lion gate of the temple, construction of Shravani Mandap for the water bath of Baba Akhandalmani in Shravana month, renovation of Ganesh Mandap, Temple Trust Office, water drainage system from inside and outside the temple, beautification of the temple area with sword light stone, construction of new wall of the temple, renovation of gummut around the temple have been taken up.
Tree plantation work has also been started at a cost of Rs 6 crore provided by the state government.
CM Secretary directed the officials of the concerned departments to complete all these works by November 30.
For the 2nd phase of the project, both Mahapatra and Pandian held discussion with the temple staff and local people.
He directed for the construction of a bridge near the third ghat of the Salandi river to be started as soon as possible to connect the temple by road.
The team was urged to construct a bridge on the Baitarani river and redress the problems of the servitors.
The Chief Secretary said that the government will consider this matter sympathetically and take a decision.
Mr.Pandian sought the cooperation for the all-round development of the famous Aradi Peetha.
Mr.Pandian also went to Dhamra Port in Bhadrakh district to review various development projects.
On arrival at Dhamra, Chief Secretary and Secretary to CM reviewed the construction of the two-lane road from Jamujhadi to Dhamra, Mantei river bridge for road connection from Chandbali to Dhamra, doubling of Bhadrak- Dhamra railway line, establishment of port-based industrial area at Dhamra, construction of airstrip at Balimela and LNG terminal at Dhamra port.
They also reviewed the construction of gas terminals and tanks for supplying gas to different parts of the state through pipelines.
The review revealed that the construction of the Jamujhadi to Dhamra road has reached its final stage. The Chief Secretary directed the workers of the department to expedite the remaining work and complete the work before the scheduled time.
The target was set to complete the Mantei river bridge by the end of December this year.
CS directed the field officials to expedite the acquisition of 1,200 acres of land in the first phase for the port-based industrial area and land for the Dhamra air strip.
The progress in the construction of the Rs 605 crore gas terminal has been satisfactory and is likely to create massive employment opportunities besides helping transportation of gas to the eastern and north-eastern states of India, including Odisha.
During this visit, Bhadrak District Magistrate Sidheswar Sabhiram, SP Charan Singh Meena and district level officers of the concerned department were present and presented the necessary information.