Puri: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched at least seven projects worth Rs 522cr in Puri with an objective to transform the religious town into a world-class city.
Those projects which had the foundation stone lying in the hands of the CM are, Redevelopment of Municipal Market at Grand Road, Swargadwar Development, Shree Setu, Jagannath Ballav Pilgrim Centre, Multi-level Car Parking, Vending Zone at Beach, Centralised Kitchen for Mid-Day Meal and Aahaar.
Notably, to be built under ABADHA scheme the Shree Setu will play a key role in traffic congestion by direct access-controlled entry to the Jagannath Ballav Pilgrim Center from NH-316. It is a project of Rs 181 Crore.
Similarly, another important one in the list the Rs 5 Crore Swargadwar Redevelopment Project to be executed with a fund allocation of Rs 5 Crore will avail pallbearers with world-class cremation facility.
Earlier in the day, Naveen paid a visit to Sri Jagannath Mandir after arriving at Talabania helipad and sought blessings for the happiness and prosperity of the people of the State.