Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated 13 projects in Bhubaneswar worth Rs 103 crore today.
Reportedly, many important projects have been launched in the Old Town for the development of the region, including a 24-hour quality drinking water supply, the restoration and beautification of the Dhauli Shanti Stupa, and the purification of the Kedargauri pond water.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said that the Ekamra Kshetra Development Project has been launched with the help of the people to beautify the Lingaraj Temple area. After the completion of this project, the glory of Bhubaneswar will be further enhanced.
Citing the example of the 24-hour drink-from-tap facility in Puri, he said that the people of Puri are now getting clean water. Now the people of the Old Town will also get this facility.
The function was attended by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Sanjay Singh, Khordha District Commissioner, and other officials.
The event was also attended by Minister Prafulla Mallik, Housing and Urban Development Department Minister Pratap Jena, Irrigation and Information and Public Relations Minister Raghunandan Das, and Science and Technology Minister Ashok Panda. All the steps that have been taken and planned for the development of Odisha have received international recognition, added reports.
The projects that have been launched today include a 24-hour drinking water supply in the Ekamra area (Drink From Tap), a 24-hour drinking water supply in the Baramunda Housing Board Colony and Jagannath Vihar area, Box Culvert on Bhubaneswar-Puri Road for unimproved drainage from Kedar Gouri Temple, Pipeline water supply in Indira Colony in Lingipur, the relocation and rehabilitation of residents of Kustha Colony of Lingaraj and Gokhibaba areas, lighting connection in Sum Hospital main road area, and many more.