Draft plan for development of Konark heritage zone finalised


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday finalised the draft plan for development of Konark heritage zone.

Reviewing the progress of the project, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed to work on world-class infrastructure development in Konark area, as part of Puri World Heritage Project under the 5-T initiative.

Describing Konark as a unique marvel of Kalingan sculpture, Chief Minister said that Konark Heritage Project will be undertaken to attract more tourist and to ensure its conservation.

He said that 3.5 KM stretched outer ring-road will be converted into 6 laned and roads connecting Konark will be developed.

An entry plaza will be constructed to greet the tourists and landscaping of about 30 Acres of land in front of the temple will be worked out.

The Chief Minister said that facilities such as multi-model hub for parking of vehicles, special roads for pedestrians and renovation of the open-air amphitheatre will be undertaken.