Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday assured the State Government to conduct a 3D Laser scanning of Sun Temple at Konark to study the internal condition of the sand-filled ‘Jagamohan’ portion.
ASI’s Director General Goutam Sengupta on Thursday assured Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to use enodoscopy camera to take picture of the interior condition of Jagamohan which remained closed from all sides, official sources from Culture Department said.
During the discussion, Sengupta informed that laser scanning and endoscopy videography would be conducted by the Central Building Research Institute. Based on its report, the ASI has decided on appropriate measurers for conservation of the Sun Temple.
Apart from this Sengupta had also assured the State Government that the ASI has already started working to end the water logging surrounding the Konark Temple. The work to avoid water logging near Konark temple would be completed within two months, Sengupta said.
Besides this the ASI DG also informed the State Government about its plan to appoint a Deputy Superintendent-rank archaelogist at Puri to monitor conservation work of Konark Temple and the 12 th century Shri Jagannath Temple.
The State Government also requested the ASI authorities to expedite the conservation of other important monuments at Dhauli, Sisupalgarh and Hirapur.