Bhubaneswar: The State government has decided to spend Rs 265 crore for infrastructure development of Puri city keeping in view its pilgrim importance.

At a high-level meeting chaired by chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, here on Wednesday, it was decided that five projects would be taken up with an investment of Rs 265 crore for the development of Puri city. Two multi-storied parking spaces would be developed on the Puri jail land and Jatrika land with facilities for parking 400 cars in each. Market complexes would be developed on Puri jail land, Jatrika land and municipality market to build 1250 shops.

A multi-storied building would be raised to locate the government offices in one place.

The meeting was attended by chief secretary AP Padhi, development commissioner Asit Tripathy, Puri Jaganath Temple chief administrator Pradipta Mohapatra, finance principal secretary Ashok Meena, works secretary Krishna Kumar and Puri district collector.