Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has approved the repair work of the temple’s sanctum sanctorum and the adjoining hall or Jagamohan of the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri. The ASI Director General has also approved the detailed blueprint of the design prepared by the core committee.
The design has been sent to IIT, Chennai that is assisting in the restoration of the 12th century temple, for further approval following which the repairs will be expedited, said ASI officials.
Engineer GC Mitra alongwith his local team had designed the repair of the capital stone and four pillars by using steel frames to strengthen the weakening structures. Experts from the IITs of Kharagapur, Chennai and Roorkee had also visited the temple earlier this year to provide guidance in the repairing plan.