IIT professors join ASI for Nata Mandap inspection

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Puri: Professors from IIT Kharagpur and Chennai on Tuesday joined the technical core committee team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and inspected the water leakage problem from Nata Mandap in Srimandir.

The committee is on a three-day inspection duty to chalk out strategies to curb water leakage problem from Jagamohan and Nata Mandap on the 12th century shrine.

Earlier, the ASI had submitted an affidavit citing that necessary steps will be taken as per the committee advice towards the repair work of Natamandap.

In the affidavit, it has also been cited that the repair work of six temples inside the temple premises is underway in a war-footing basis.

Besides, a report regarding the situation related to the inspection of Mausi Maa temple and Gundicha temple has been submitted to the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).

This apart, the ASI has also submitted a report to SJTA regarding the inspection work of two temples.

Notably, a division bench of Orissa High Court comprising of Chief Justice Kalpesh Satyendra and Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi on Monday had asked both the ASI and SJTA to submit a detailed report of inspection work being carried out at Natamandap, Mausi Maa temple and Gundicha temple within September 10.

 

 

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