Naveen lays foundation for 7 projects in Puri
Puri: With an aim to transform Puri into a ‘world heritage city,’ Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stones for seven big-ticket developmental projects in the pilgrim town on Thursday.
Naveen reached Talabania helipad at 11.45 am and from there he left for Srimandir where he paid obeisance to the deities. The Chief Minister spent around 20 minutes inside the Jagannath temple.
Extending his New Year greetings to the people, Naveen said: “I am always happy to visit Srimandir in Puri and pray for the welfare of the people of our state.”
The projects flagged off by the Chief Minister include ‘Shree Setu’, ‘Jagannath Ballav Pilgrim Centre’, ‘Multi-level Car Parking’ and ‘Municipal Market Complex’ under the Augmentation Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme, while other projects include improvement of ‘Swargadwar’, ‘Vending Zone at Sea Beach’ and ‘Centralised Kitchen for Mid-Day Meal and Aahar’.