7-storey Habishiyali house to accommodate 2,000 pilgrims in Puri

Bhubaneswar, October 6, 2017: The Odisha Government would
construct a seven-storey building in Puri to accommodate Habishiyalis, mostly
elderly women and widow who come to the pilgrim town for overdriving the
rituals on holy Kartika month.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday laid the foundation
stone for the proposed building through videoconferencing from the State
Secretariat in the presence of Revenue and Disaster Management Minister
Maheswar Mohanty, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and Development
Commissioner R Balkrishanan.
Brahmagiri MLA Sanjay Das Burma, Satyabadi MLA Uma Ballav
Samantray, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Administrator
Pradeep Kumar Jena and Puri Collector Arbinda Agrawal were present at the
project site near Narendra Pond during the stone laying ceremony.      
The proposed project would come up with an estimated cost of
Rs 39 crore.

“The seven-storey building is to be completed within next one
year time and will provide comfortable accommodation to 2000 Habisiali
pilgrims. The dedicated permanent building will address the high demand of the
pilgrims, most of whom are aged and ensure their safe and comfortable stay
along with conduct of rituals,” said the Chief Minister. 

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