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Odisha launches ‘Ekamra Plan’ scheme, forms project advisory committee

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has launched a special scheme called ‘Ekamra Plan’ under the Works Department for the development of Ekamra Kshetra in Bhubaneswar.

The plan will include interventions for conservation and revival of the monuments, development of amenities for devotees and pilgrims, pedestrianization of the project area, and diverting the traffic to the periphery of the Ekamra project area.

For this project, an area of about 80 acre has been identified around the Lingaraj Temple. In the project area, a large number of monuments are located apart from holy tanks and water bodies including Bindu Sagar.

Besides, the State government has constituted a Project Advisory Committee (PAC) to steer, guide and coordinate various matters related to the implementation of the Ekamra Kshetra projects.

Santrupt Mishra has been named chairman of the Committee who can invite any official or expert or member of public for discussion on the issues related to the project or to participate in the meeting, an official notification read.

“The meetings of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) will be called at regular intervals to finalise various issues related to development of the project area. All plans, projects, interventions, and initiatives in the project area will be approved by this Committee,” it added.

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