Malkangiri: After a wait of five decades, the people of cut-off areas in Malkangiri district finally joined the mainstream as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated the Gurupriya Bridge to the people.
#GurupriyaSetu signifies a resurgent #Odisha, will transform lives in 151 villages that were cut-off for 5 decades. It is not just a bridge, it will be the identity & Swabhiman of #Malkangiri. I dedicate this special project to people of #Odisha & India. At the core of development is connectivity. #GurupriyaSetu is a national pride & symbolises peace, cooperation & progress. It is a testimony to our commitment to integrate all parts of #Odisha to mainland & thereby to prosperity. It is our dream come true #BridgeOfProgress,” the CM tweeted.
In the meantime, the CM also called the extremists to join the mainstream for development of the region. He said, “I appeal to left-wing extremists in the region to forsake violence and embrace progress that the bridge brings to the region.”
The 910 metre-long Gurupriya bridge built with a cost of Rs 187.25 crore will link the people 151 villages of eight gram panchayats in the district with the outer world.