Puri: In a noble step that will benefit pilgrims and public at large, NALCO CMD Tapan Kumar Chand on Monday inaugurated water kiosks at Sakhigopal Temple under Prime Minister’s Swachh Iconic Place project.
“This initiative will benefit lakhs of people visiting Puri and Sakhigopal, especially when the temperature soars during the summer season,” said Chand.
The water post installed at Sakhigopal Temple will provide people access to chilled drinking water. As of now, eleven water kiosks have been provided including three in and around Jagannath Temple, one each at Sakhigopal Temple, Gandhi Park, Satalahari Math, Gundicha Mandir, Gurdwara, near Sea Beach, Sunaragouranga Math and Jagannath Ballav Math.
In keeping with its objective of ensuring all-round development of Puri as a Swachh Iconic Place, NALCO is carrying out a number of activities.
The initiatives include installing solid waste management plant inside and outside Lord Jagannath Temple, development and beautification of Gandhi Park, multi-storeyed car parking at sea beach, development of heritage corridor joining 56 minor monuments, renovation of Niladri Vihar museum inside Jagannath Temple, development of Parikrama in Gundicha Temple, providing access to drinking water at various spots in the city, among other initiatives.
NALCO also has provided 10 battery-operated vehicles for the elderly and specially-abled people service at Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack railway stations and between Jagannath Temple and Jagannath Ballav Math.