HC asks ASI to complete repair work of Srimandir Jay-Vijay Dwar by May 31

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today to complete the repair work of the Jay-Vijay Dwar of Puri Srimandir by May 31.

According to sources, the ASI had sought 1 month time from the court to finish the repair work.

In a bid to ensure hassle-free darshan by devotees, the court has asked ASI to use hanging plates during the repair work. The core committee will hold a meeting on April 26 before the repair work begins on May 1, informed sources.

Apart from this, the court has sought a report on information on the current condition of all temples around the Srimandir and after a report from the temple administration, ASI and State government; repair work will be taken up, added sources.

In the meantime, the High Court has expressed satisfaction over the smooth conduct of Lord Jagannath’s ritual.

“State government authorities and ASI will submit a report on the temples around the main temple along with the Mukti Mandap. If required repair work of these temples will be done. The Bench has asked for a report. The repair work of Srimandir’s Jay-Vijay Dwar will begin on May 1,” advocate Ashok Mohapatra said.