“I would consider the present ‘heritage development’ as one of the most unique initiatives in the world where heritage is sought to be conserved by destroying it.
The State plans to spend the EKAMRA funds of Rs 200 crore in pedestrianising over 65 acre land around the Lingaraj temple.
The draft bylaws were released through a public notification by National Monument Authority on January 18.
Taking to his Twitter handle, the Chief Minister said the NMA under Culture Ministry should have consulted the Odisha government prior to framing the draft bylaws.
The ASI, Bhubaneswar Circle, will devise the course of action for excavation of two acre site near Suka-Sari temple based on the DG’s response.
The visit comes in the wake of ASI, Bhubaneswar Circle, writing to the DG ASI V Vidyavathi seeking her intervention into scientific cleaning of the two acre site.
The GPR is used to assess what lies beneath the surface before demolition or excavation is carried out at heritage zones.
Further beautification should be carried out in a holistic manner: Experts
On Saturday, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had written to the Union Culture Ministry seeking urgent intervention in protecting the existing heritage of Ekamra Kshetra.
Pradhan urged him to send an expert team to Bhubaneswar to conduct a detailed study and thorough scientific excavation of the Ekamra Kshetra for unearthing heritage structures.
JCB machines being used to level land in the area close to Suka-Sari temple complex where an ancient structure and architectural fragments were found by ASI.
"The JCB machines involved in the process are damaging the monuments like Sari Deul Temple," ASI Bhubaneswar's letter to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation commissioner stated.
A petition was filed by one Janmejaya Kar challenging the action of the authorities who allegedly threatened him to demolish his residential house near the temple.
5T secretary VK Pandian reviews project progress; asks officials to expedite work
Eddings in our country are all about lavish gastronomical menus but this couple in the Bhubaneswar consciously made an unusual choice.