Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved the verdict on the petitions against the construction work of the Srimandir Parikrama Project or Puri Heritage Corridor Project.
After hearing the arguments of both parties, the apex court has reserved the verdict till Friday.
The petitioners had challenged the order of the Orissa High Court refusing to restrain the state government from carrying out excavation work around the Shree Jagannath temple at Puri.
The appeal filed in the apex court alleged that the excavation of the area close to the temple wall poses a serious threat to the temple’s structural safety. It sought a stay of the operation of the construction work near the temple.