The first-aid centre, developed by the Odisha Bridge and Construction Corporation, will come up at the place of the police aid post near Srimandir.
Two firms -- one from Noida (for Puri development) and the other from Bengaluru (for Ekamra) -- have no expertise in heritage development, the MP said..
Devotees donating to Sri Jagannath Temple through State Bank of India (SBI) ATMs expressed concern over the money getting credited back to their accounts.
The 12th-century shrine was opened to the general public without a mandatory Covid negative certificate on Thursday
Only Puri residents will be allowed 'darshan' till December 31. For all devotees, the temple is proposed to be thrown open from January 3 onwards.
Chief administrator of the shrine Dr Krishan Kumar said that an annual budget of Rs 154 crore was passed by the temple body at a meeting chaired by Puri king Gajapati Dibyasingh Deb on Tuesday.