SunstarTV Bureau: The Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has approved the major beautification of the Sun Temple in Odisha’s Konark and its nearby areas.
The project will be carried out in Konark under the 5T initiative of the state government.
Under the project, the 3.5 km-long ring road around the temple will be made six-laned. All roads connecting to the temple will be developed while dedicated points will be created between Bhubaneswar and Konark for convenient transportation of visitors. Rehabilitation of local vendors is also a part of the project.
The 30 acres of area facing the temple will be kept open while landscaping will be done on the same. An entry plaza will be constructed at the entrance to welcome the tourists. This apart, a multi modal hub will be created for parking of vehicles.
The Konark Open Air Theatre will be renovated under the project. Also, a special stretch of road will be constructed for pedestrians.