Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, Monday dedicated the draft Jagannath Heritage Corridor Architectural Plan to the people of Odisha. He has invited views of the general public on the draft Plan by January 15, 2020. The final Architectural Plan would be published in the month of February.

The draft Plan is only for beautification and development of the periphery area of the Lord Jaganath Temple. The Plan for security and functionality of the Temple would be prepared by a expert group having experience in such activities.

Expressing his gratitude to the people who have sacrificed their land and home for the Jagannath Heritage Corridor, the chief minister has said that their names would be placed in a plaque at a strategic locations of the Corridor. According to him, the land acquired for the Heritage Corridor would be recorded in the name of Lord Jagannath. The State government has vacated land upto 75 meters around the temple for security and beautification reasons.