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Govt plans 1,000 acres of land for Vedanta varsity near Konark

Published by MAC on 2006-06-15

Govt plans 1,000 acres of land for Vedanta varsity near Konark

Pioneer News Service

June 2006

Konark/Puri - Orissa Chief Secretary Subas Pani and well-known architect Hafiz Contractor were here to select a suitable plot of land for Vedanta company's proposed open university somewhere between Konark and Puri.

Sources said the Government was considering to allot 1,000 acres of land for the proposed university.

Hafiz Contractor also had a look at the environmental condition of the famous Sun Temple. Pani and Hafiz visited Chandrabhaga and Ramchandi.

At a high-level meeting at Yatri Niwas, Hafiz gave some important proposals to make Konark more attractive for tourists.

It was also decided at the meeting that 70 acres of land will be developed near Chandrabhaga for a park, a swimming pool as well as a children's entertainment park to attract more tourists.

Pani said with the completion of the Golden Triangle National Highway, Bhubaneswar, Konark, Puri, Satapada and Dhauligiri would attract more tourists. He said the Government would not allow hotel owners to construct hotels between Konark and Puri as the area comes under the Forest Department. The Government cannot afford to pollute the environment, he added.

The meeting was also attended by Tourism Secretary Ashok Tripathy, Director of Tourism Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Special Secretary of IDCO Ashok Mina and Puri District Collector Ashwini Kumar Das.

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