Those from Orissa, planning to visit the southern city, Chennai will no longer have trouble finding comfortable accommodation at a reasonable rate. In the not-so-distant future, Odisha will have its own guesthouse — “Odisha Bhavan” in Chennai.
The guesthouse is expected to be ready within the next two years.
The Tamil Nadu government has provided a 35 decimal plot to the Odisha government at Pallikarani village, Tambram taluk, in Kanchipuram district at an affordable rate of Rs 1.06 crore.
“Keeping in view the increasing number of people going to Chennai from Odisha for medical treatment, the state government has decided to set up Odisha Bhavan on the lines of the facility in New Delhi,” said a government official.
CM Naveen Pattnaik will inaugurate it on Friday morning on the campus of Madras University instead of the proposed site because of security reasons. The land for the project is yet to be acquired.
This will be the fourth official guesthouse of the state government outside Odisha. The state now has Odisha Bhavan and Odisha Nivas in New Delhi. Utkal Bhavan serves the needs of people going to Calcutta. The newly-built Odisha Bhavan in Mumbai has eight rooms for cancer patients, and 20 rooms and two dormitories for the general public. (Source – Telegraph)