Naveen writes to Gadkari over early completion of Cuttack-Angul-Sambalpur section of NH-55

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday wrote to Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari seeking early completion of Cuttack-Angul-Sambalpur Section of Nation Highway-55.

“The Cuttack-Angul-Sambalpur section of NH-55 serves as lifeline to millions of people of the Western Odisha. Haphazard construction activities and miserable plight of the road causes frequent accidents leading to loss of human lives. During last two years, as many as 399 accidents have taken place causing 196 fatalities,” the CM said in the letter.

“There is public agitation and discontentment among the people for inordinate delay in completion of the road work. It is worth mentioning that the concern of State Government on this count has also been communicated to the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways earlier. Progress of the instant project is being reviewed with the Regional Authorities of NHAI at regular intervals but no satisfactory outcome is visible,” read the letter.

Thus, the CM sought the Union Minister’s personal intervention for early completion of the project which will go a long way in redressing the pending demand of the people of the State.