New Delhi: The Central Government has approved the construction of a High-Level Bridge across Hirakud Dam in Odisha’s Sambalpur district.
Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has informed Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari regarding the approval through a letter dated April 5, 2022.
Apart from the High-Level Bridge, two other projects– widening & strengthening of Patnagarh-Padampur Road and widening & strengthening of Bargarh-Bhatli-Ambabhona Road– have also been approved by the Centre under the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF).
A total of Rs 368.5 crore has been allocated for the three projects.
“As you are aware, infrastructure development has been at the core of the government’s efforts to fuel economic growth. In our pursuit towards this mission, my Ministry has undertaken construction of a number of highway projects with enhanced focus on providing better connectivity to the remote areas in the State of Odisha,” wrote Gadkari in the letter.
“I take this opportunity to thank you for your initiatives in the task of construction of national highways for the overall socio-economic development of the State of Odisha,” the Union Minister added.