Low cost Bhakta Niwas to come up at Baselisahi close to Jagannath temple
Puri: Shri Jagannath Temple Chief Administrator Krishna Kumar said Bhakta Niwas, a low cost pilgrim centre, would be constructed near Baselisahi police station, close to the temple for devotees visiting Puri. Kumar said 10-acre land has been identified for the purpose. A devotee will have to pay Rs 100 to Rs 150 per day to stay in Bhakta Niwas which will have the capacity to accommodate around 3,000 people.
The Temple Chief Administrator informed this after 5T Secretary Kartikeyan Pandian and Additional Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra assessed the on-going heritage corridor being developed around the Meghanad Prachir of Sri Jagannath temple.
They went round the “parikrama” and asked the local authorities to complete the 20-metre road around the temple and the Swargadwar cremation ground development at the earliest.
Krishna Kumar apprised the visiting officers about the progress of several projects which were stopped during the lockdown period. The team enquired about the preparations being made to facilitate smooth “darshan” of the deities on December 23. Krishna Kumar told mediapersons that the “parikrama” around the Meghanad Prachir is being dressed properly and a 20-metre road is being developed around the Meghanad Prachir. In addition to it, construction for a Multi-layer parking place is going on. Another parking place and a Bhakta Niwas building is being developed along the Old Jail road, Kumar said.