Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved a master plan for development of Kantilo Nilamadhab temple.
A sum of Rs 100 crores will be spent for development of the shrine while the development works will be completed in 18 months.
The master plan focuses mainly on the restoration of the temple, improvement of the surrounding roads, protection of the banks of the river and the beautification of the riverside. The four gates will be upgraded with the restoration of the steps leading to the temple.
Khandalite stones will be laid around the temple premises and surrounding areas, and temples and gardens will be developed. In addition, Rasbihari Mandap, Raghunath Math and Batamangala temples will also be developed. Cloak rooms will also be developed.
Lift lobby and sky bridge will be arranged through the west gate of the temple.The east and west sides of the road will be widened to allow access to the temple. The east side road will be widened by 9 meters and the west side road by 12 meters.