HRIDAY

HRIDAY REPORT

The National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) Scheme was launched by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) on January 21, 2015. HRIDAY aims at preserving and revitalizing the soul and unique character of the Heritage Cities in India.

The City Mission Directorate has identified project under three zones:

  1. Zone 1: Shankh Kshetra Heritage zone,
  2. Zone 2: River Musa Environmental Heritage Zone,
  3. Zone 3: Balukhanda Recreational Zone

The detailed list of projects identified under City HRIDAY Plan (CHP) in each of the zones is as follows.

Annexure -1: List of identified Project
Zone 1: SHANKH KSHERTA HERITAGE ZONE
  1. Bada Danda1 Streetscape Project (including re-organizing space usage for commercial, cultural and social activities and through improved vehicular and pedestrian mobility, landscape development and interpretation)
  2. Integrated landscape, interpretation and visitor amenities and infrastructure development plan for Shree Jagannath Ballabh Garden
  3. Interpretative Plan (inclusive of app) at the Settlement Level- Signages, Linkages between Museum, Interpretation Centre, artisan areas through development of Heritage Walk/s
  4. Improved pedestrian environment through provision of Visitor Amenities and infrastructure (including toilets) and Interpretation, in the heritage area more specifically the key roads connecting Shree Jagannath temple to other sites of significance – Bada Danda, Swargdwar road, Markendeswar Tank road and Lok Nath temple road
  5. Conservation of a select number of mathas- as demonstration projects - namely Bada Odiya matha, Raghavdas matha, Dakshina Parsav Matha, Bauli matha, Gangamata matha
  6. Revival of Pokharis/ponds located in Jagagharas or open areas which involves desilting and dredging.
  7. Landscape development for the garden at Bankimuhan
  8. Environmental upgradation of buffer zone along the road adjoining the beach through planting of local species of trees and other saline vegetation and streetscape development including provision of a boardwalk on the beach for pedestrian and cycle movement
Zone 2: RIVER MUSA ENVIRONMENTAL HERITAGE ZONE
  1. Environmental Improvement and Restoration of the river
    1. Reviving River Musa by restoration of its natural ecology through specific interventions towards dredging and desilting, removal of invasive weeds and implementation of a sewage management strategy
    2. Restoring the connection between the Musa and Mangala Rivers through dredging of the river bed and creation of a new channel
    3. Edge Protection and upgradation of the River Musa and its flood zones throughstreetscape, landscape and environmental improvements - via provision of walkways, cycle tracks (improved NMT facilities), and vistor amenities such as street furniture and signage along the river front , NH203 and NH 203a from Atharanala to Mangala ghat and the nodes connecting it with Bada Danda.
    4. Relocation of settlers encroaching on the river edge (excluding cost of land)
  2. Protection and conservation of catchment of the river and the water structures
  3. Development of recreational facilities along the public lands along the river Musa
  4. Revival of Pokharis/ponds located in Jagagharas or open areas which involves desilting and dredging.
  5. Conservation of heritage buildings including Atharanala, Pathar Pokhri, Mathas and others
  6. Conservation and landscape development of sacred water tanks including improvement of it water quality
    1. Narendra Tank
    2. Markendeswar Tank
    3. Indrayamanu Tank
  7. Protection and preservation of the Sweet Water Zone including Construction of boundary wall defining the extents of the protected area of Sweet Water Zone, Removal and rehabilitation of encroachment and slum on the periphery of Sweet Water Zone, Landscape development in the area based on environmental impact assessment studies.
    1. Construction of boundary wall defining the extents of the protected area of Sweet Water Zone
    2. Relocation and rehabilitation of encroachment and slum on the periphery of Sweet Water Zone
    3. Landscape development in the area based on environmental impact assessment studies
Zone 3: BALUKHANDA RECREATIONAL ZONE
  1. Improved Visitor Amenities and Circulation based on an Integrated Land Use plan for Marine Drive and the extended Sea beach
  2. Landscape development for the garden at Bankimuhan
  3. Environmental upgradation of buffer zone along the road adjoining the beach through planting of local species of trees and other saline vegetation and streetscape development including provision of a boardwalk on the beach for pedestrian and cycle movement
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