GUWAHATI, Dec 14 - Divey Gupta, Head of Architectural conservation, INTACH Delhi, visited the Bezbaroa House at Sambalpur this morning and examined the pilot copy of the detailed project report (DPR) and studied the structure from all angles.
Mallika Mitra, Head of Conservation, INTACH, Odisha, who had prepared the DPR draft, was present and had a detailed discussion with Gupta. This was necessary prior to finalizing and submitting the DPR to the Odisha Tourism and Culture Department.
Along with office-bearers of the Sambalpur chapter of INTACH, they met Samarth Verma, Collector, Sambalpur and discussed the matter. Tarini Panda, convenor, Sashanka Purohit, joint convenor, Deepak Kumar Panda, resource person, INTACH and convenor, Laxminath Bezbaroa Smruti Sadan, Sambalpur were present.
The construction work of a rotary or the expansion of the Chowk (where Bezbaroa house is situated) has also being started. The new bridge on river Mahanadi at the back side of Bezbaroa house along with the rotary is scheduled to be inaugurated by Odisha Chief Minister on March 31, 2018. On that day, he is likely to lay the foundation for the conservation work of Bezbaroa house and work will commence from that day.