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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday unveiled the architectural plan of Shri Jagannath Heritage Corridor Project to the people of Odisha and said that the names of those who have sacrificed their land and homes for the Puri Srimandir will be engraved forever.

"The names of all who have donated their land for this great project will be engraved for eternity in the heritage corridor. The land acquired for the heritage corridor by the government departments will be recorded in the name of Mahaprabhu Sri Jagannath," said Patnaik.

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He also sought suggestions from people on the draft architectural plan by January 15, 2020, stating that the government will come up with the final plan by February 2020.

"This is a draft architectural plan. The components relating to security and functionality will be added by top professionals in their respective fields," he added.

Earlier, Odisha government had decided to demolish the structures located in the 75-metre corridor around Meghanad Prachir (boundary wall) of the temple for the project. Later, CM Naveen announced a package of Rs 500 crore for the corridor.

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