Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet Wednesday approved the revised cost of ‘Augmentation Basic Amenities & Development of Heitage & Architecture at Puri’ (ABHADA) scheme for an amount of Rs 4,224.22 crore along with scheme implementation period from 2017-18 to 2024-25.
ABADHA Scheme was launched in 2017 to develop Puri into a world-class heritage city and to preserve and revitalize the heritage city.
The State Cabinet had earlier approved the scheme with a cost outlay of Rs 3,208 crore and a number of projects were taken up and under implementation under the scheme.
However, during the course of execution of the projects, some changes were effected to the approved projects and some additional projects have been taken up which has resulted in an increase in the total cost outlay of the scheme to Rs 4,224.22 crore.
Considering these additional projects which will result in an increase in the cost outlay, the cabinet Wednesday approved the cost outlay of Rs 4,224.22 crores.