The managing committee of Jagannath temple has asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to permanently deploy a contingent of experts here to supervise the ongoing repair and conservation work. ASI has been carrying out repairs, conservation and chemical treatment of Jagannath temple since 1974.
The temple body meeting on Friday was chaired by the Gajapati Divyasingh Dev. All members including the Superintendent ASI Bhubaneswar Circle AK Patel attended. Patel apprised the meeting about the repair works and the status of the temple structure.
Among other things, the body discussed relocation of the proposed bus stand and procedure for sale of temple land in urban areas keeping in view the 2015 Nabakalebar ritual of Lord Jagannath.
The temple administration is expecting huge turnout during the Rath Yatra in 2015.