Nabarangpur: The district administration has reached the final stage of preparation to make Hilri Hill a tourism spot and the Rs 1 crore fund sanctioned by the state government has also been utilized for the work.
District Collector Ajit Kumar Mishra has supervised the work progress at the site and also held discussions with the technical officials and workers.
Similarly, Additional Collector Parikhshita Sethy; divisional forest officer Ranjit Kumar Mallick; Watershed project director Pradeep Nayak; and assistant engineer of Road and Building Department Biswajit Marandi also reviewed the developmental works at the site.
Construction work on a public convention centre, cafeteria, parking place for tourists, six watch towers, etc, were all completed. Final touches have been given to the road to the top of the hill and landscaping on either side. Plantation around the hill is also over. A children’s park and a garden will be made at the lower part of the hill.
The beauty of the site could multiply if the renovation work of the Lakshmi-Narayan temple at the top of the hill could be done. One can witness the beauty of Nabrangpur town from the top of the hill.
It is worth mentioning that the then Collector Bhaskar Jyoti Sharma had constructed a road and a park on the hill to make it a tourism spot. Similarly, plantation over two and a half hectares of hilly land was also done in 2005-06.