Puri Heritage Corridor Project was unveiled to rework Puri town into a global place of heritage.
About the Project
As far as the Puri heritage corridor project is concerned, it involves the redevelopment of important parts of Puri for tourism purposes.
There are a complete of twenty-two projects, which is able to be executed in numerous phases. When we talk about the architectural design plan of the project ,it was approved by Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) estimated at Rs 3,200 crore.
In February 2020, the Odisha state assembly unanimously passed the resolution to start the primary phase. during this regard, Rs 800 crore was provided under Odisha’s Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture at Puri (ABADHA) scheme. Later, another Rs 265 crore are going to be granted for the primary phase of the work.
Important components of the project
The project includes the event of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) building, a 600-capacity Srimandir reception center, Badadanda heritage streetscape, Sri Setu, multilevel car parking, municipal market development, Gurukulam, Mahodadhi market, beachfront development, Puri lake, Musa river revival, etc.
Objection by ASI
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) warned the govt of Odisha regarding the potential threats of the Puri Heritage Corridor project to the structure of the Puri Jagannath Temple.
Massive digging near the temple creates structural questions of safety to that. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is that the custodian of Puri Jagannath Temple.