Odisha CM inaugurates 34 wayside amenities centres

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated 34 complete wayside amenities centres to the public on Tuesday.

Patnaik dedicated the amenities centres via video conferencing from state Secretariat here.

Constructed at Rs 1.10 crore, each, the amenity centres along the national highways, state highways and other major roads will have basic facilities like food, drinking water, restroom, toilet and parking facilities for travellers.

Besides, facilities like trauma care and vehicle repair units will be added to the fold in coming days said an official.

The state government has set up 50 such wayside amenities centres. However, 34 of them have been completed and become functional.

“It’s a pleasure moment that wayside amenities centres are being inaugurated today at 34 places of the state. These amenities centre have the facilities of toilets, safe drinking water and cafeteria. This will cater to needs of our tourists and especially our women during journey hours,” said the Chief Minister.

He said these facilities will also be provided at other tourist centres.

“The wayside amenities centres assume much more significance so far clean environment and quality of journey are concerned. Hope, we would use it properly and the Works Department will take care of the maintenance,” he added.