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Puri temple suffers loss of Rs 5.1 cr in cyclone Fani

THE ASIAN AGE. | AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO
Published : May 9, 2019, 2:29 am IST
Updated : May 9, 2019, 2:29 am IST

“I have asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to undertake repair works in the temple,” said Mr Mohapatra.

Debris litters the floor at a bus stand in Puri on Sunday after cyclone Fani swept through the area. (Photo: AFP)
 Debris litters the floor at a bus stand in Puri on Sunday after cyclone Fani swept through the area. (Photo: AFP)

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Fani, which made landfall near Puri on May 3, has not only battered the entire coastal Odisha districts but also caused extensive damages to Jagannath Temple situated in the pilgrim city.

As per information from temple management authority, the total loss caused by the cyclonic storm at the 12th-century shrine has been estimated to be `5.1 crore.

Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief administrator Pradipta Mohapatra on Wednesday informed that after assessment of damages at the 12th-century shrine, it has been found that the cyclone has destroyed electrical establishments worth around `1 crore 25 lakh. Besides, it has caused losses to civil infrastructure worth around `3.24 crore.

“I have asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to undertake repair works in the temple,” said Mr Mohapatra.

It may be noted that deity of Lord Jaya gatekeepers at the Lion Gateway and the age-old Kalpa Bata Bruksha inside the temple suffered severe damages.

Tags: jagannath temple, cyclone fani
Location: India, Odisha, Bhubaneswar