Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Puri Srimandir Parikrama Project

Puri: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday inaugurated the long-awaited Srimandir Parikrama Project in Puri, accompanied by Gajapati Maharaja Divyasingha Deva after the conclusion of yajna rituals.

The event witnessed a massive turnout of devotees, with tight security measures in place, including 80 platoons of police and 500 CCTV cameras installed across Puri.

The state government invested Rs 800 crore in the heritage corridor project, a 75-meter pathway encircling the temple. The project aims to offer unobstructed views of Srimandir, Meghanada Pacheri, and Neelchakra, enhancing the overall experience for devotees. Divided into nine zones, the corridor includes green buffer zones, ceremonial procession areas, landscaped gardens, shaded pathways, and facilities like restrooms, information kiosks, and shelter pavilions.

Key amenities and facilities within the corridor include main and mini cloak rooms, information cum donation kiosks, Shree Jagannatha Reception Centre, shelter pavilions, gender-specific toilets, police service center, ATM kiosk, electrical room, and a first aid center. These additions aim to streamline visitor services, ensure safety, and enhance the overall pilgrimage experience.

The Srimandir Parikrama Project is a significant step toward transforming the temple town and catering to the needs of the devotees who throng to Puri for spiritual fulfillment.

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