Bhubaneswar: Construction of roads under State Road Projects has made significant progress during last one year. This has been known from the State Level Empowered Committee Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in the State Secretariat today wherein Works Department Secretary Nalinikanta Pradhan outlined the issues and presented the updates for discussion.
Reviewing the progress, Padhi directed Works department to ensure the quality of construction through close monitoring and also asked to complete Biju Express Way project bu June, 2019.
Presenting the updates about the project, Works Secretary said that within last one year the State Highway No-16 streching over 86 kms from Bhawanipatna to Khariar has been completed and opened to traffic with investment of Rs 115 crore.
Similarly, four bridges over Tel river have been completed with total expenditure of Rs 32 crore. Forty one km road from Berhampur to Taptapani costing around Rs 95 crore has also been completed and opened to traffic.
Substantial progress has been made in construction of the road from Jagatpur to Nischintakoili (25 kms) and Nischintakoili-Duhuria (24 kms) estimated at total cost of around 205 crore. The work package from Chandbali to Kendrapara (56.5 km) estimated at around Rs 170 crore has been expedited with 16 kms nearing completion. The road projects from Bhadrak to Pirahat (27.5 km) and Pirahat to Chandbali (17.5 km) are under rapid progress. Around Rs 174 crore has been invested in all those works during last one year from July, 2016 to May, 2017.