Expert team of CSIR-CIMFR to inspect Jagamohan over ventilation issue

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Puri: As smoke is likely to become an issue during the fabrication of stainless steel box portal frame to permanently secure Jagamohan, the hall facing the 12th century shrine of Lord Jagannath, two scientists of CISR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR) will visit today, on the request of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), to inspect the sanctum sanctorum and Jagamohan.

The team will hold discussions with the SJTA on the steps that can be taken for smooth circulation of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the shrine considering the Jagamohan issue and problem in ventilation of the sanctum sanctorum.

‎Senior Principal Scientist and Professor of CSIR-CIMFR Dhanbad, Dr JK Pandey, said that the issue can be resolved if the work is done as per the instruction of the scientists.

Talking to media persons Pandey said, “We have to suggest them how to clear the smoke that generates during repairing work in buildings, how to improve the air circulation so that the devotees visiting the shrine will get a comfortable environment. Basing on the visitors per hour we can know how much carbon dioxide they are producing in 20-30 minutes, what is the ventilation capacity, what is the suction capacity of the fans installed overhead and the resistance capacity. We can suggest a solution after the study.”

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