For the development of Ekamra Kshetra in Bhubaneswar, the Odisha government has launched a special scheme called ‘Ekamra Plan’ under the Works Department.
The project aims at including 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.
An area of 80 acres around Lingaraj Temple has been identified for this specific project. In this area a large number of monuments, holy tanks and water bodies are predominant.
Apart from this, the state government has also constituted Project Advisory Committee (PAC) to steer, guide and coordinate various matters concerning the implementation of the Ekamra Kshetra projects.
The Chairman of the committee, Santrupt Mishra, can invite any official or expert or member of the public for discussion on the issues related to the project or to participate in the meeting, an official notification read.
The issued notification read, “The meetings of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) will be called at regular intervals to finalize various issues related to the development of the project area. All plans, projects, interventions, and initiatives in the project area will be approved by this Committee.”
By Ankita Mohanty