3 Roads Under Odisha State Road Project Completed


BHUBANESWAR: Three projects under Odisha State Road Projects (OSRP) being implemented with World Bank assistance have been completed.

This was discussed in the State Level Empowered Committee (SLEC) meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here.

Reviewing the progress, Chief Secretary set milestones and timelines against each project and directed the department to have close monitoring of the projects for timely completion while safeguarding the quality.

Padhi also advised the department to conduct road user satisfaction survey after completion of the projects.

Review showed that a total number of 9 projects stretching over 303 kms were taken up under OSRP. Out of this  the road from Bhawanipatana to Khariar ( 65.2 km), from Berhampur to Taptapani ( 41.2 km) and High Level Bridge (2.8 km)  over river Tel along with the approach road have been completed.

Other 6 projects namely Jagatpur – Nicschintakoili ( 25 km), Nischintakoili-Duhuria (24 km), Duhuria-Chandbali (56.6), Anandapur- Bhadrakh ( 43.2 km), Bhadrakh-Pirahat ( 27.5 km), Pirahat-Chandbali ( 17.5 km) have been fast tracked.

Out of ongoing 6, the total estimated cost of first 4 projects comes around Rs491 cr. These are in various stages of progress.  The committee today vetted the tenders received for last 2 projects estimated around Rs.184

The committee today vetted the tenders received for last 2 projects estimated around Rs.184 cr. Secretary Works Nalini Pradhan said that these 2 tenders would be submitted before Cabinet for final approval. The issues relating to land acquisition, removal of encroachments and availing statutory permissions were discussed and resolved in the meeting. Chief Secretary Sri Padhi advised Principal Secretary Revenue & Disaster Management Dr Mona Sharma present in the meeting for directing concerned Collectors and Tahasildars to ensure timely availability of sufficient quarries for these projects. The target has been fixed to complete all these projects by

The issues relating to land acquisition, removal of encroachments and availing statutory permissions were discussed and resolved in the meeting.

Chief Secretary Padhi advised Principal Secretary Revenue & Disaster Management Dr Mona Sharma present in the meeting for directing concerned Collectors and Tahasildars to ensure timely availability of sufficient quarries for these projects. The target has been fixed to complete all these projects by June, 2018 in various phases.