Odisha govt proposes elevated corridor to link Raj Bhawan-Nandankanan

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday directed the Works department to take up survey work for construction of an elevated corridor linking Raj Bhawan to Nandankanan in the capital city.

Holding a review meeting here, the Chief Minister also directed to take up survey work for a parallel alternative road for this route at the earliest.

“Apart from the elevated corridor, the Chief Minister directed the Works department to make a survey for an alternative road via Infocity, Niladri Vihar, and Sailashree Vihar and submit a report,” Works secretary Nalinikanta Pradhan told media persons after the meeting.

The state government has taken the decision to ease the traffic on the route.

The Chief Minister also directed to convert the main road in all sub-divisional headquarters to four-lane.

It was revealed that barring Malkangiri, the main road in the remaining sub-divisional headquarters in the state has been converted to four-lane.

The Works secretary said the Chief Minister has instructed to expedite the Biju Express Highway work.

Patnaik has instructed to complete the 160 kilometers Rourkela-Sambalpur road by March 2017.

The construction of Gurupriya bridge and four medical colleges will be completed by June 2017, said a release.

Besides, construction of a bridge over Mahanadi at Nelson Mandela in Sambalpur and another bridge over Ib river in Jharsuguda will be completed by June 2017 while a bridge over Kathjodi river in Cuttack will be completed by February 2017, the release added.

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