Odisha slams ASI on Puri temple repair


The state government has threatened to move court against the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for not carrying out repair work expeditiously at the 12th century shrine, Sri Jagannath temple, in Puri.

No work has been done for the four months despite an Orissa High Court order to the ASI in March to take up repair of the singha dwara (lion’s gate) on a war footing.

The temple management committee has expressed concern over the tardy progress in the repair and restoration job. Temple chief administrator Arvind Padhee said: “No visible work has been done by the ASI so far for restoration of the temple. As the Nabakalebar festival is scheduled for July 2015, it has become urgent to complete the revamp soon. If the dilly-dallying continues, we will move the court.”

Full report here Telegraph 


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