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1000 km road, 30 bridges to be constructed in Odisha: CM Naveen

3/04/2021 at 1:29 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 3: As many as 1000 km road and 30 bridges at a cost of Rs 2,300 crore will be constructed in the state this year, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while inaugurating a bridge near Kainphulia Chhak in Ganjam district today.

“An important bridge was inaugurated in Aska  today. It was built by replacing two old bridges, which were constructed in British era. It will serve as an important link for roads in different parts of the district. Distance from Aska, Bhanjanagar, Chhatrapur and other cities to Bhubaneswar will also be reduced. This will facilitate the communication of more than three and a half million people,” said the CM.

Ganjam district is a prosperous district and commercial center of the state. The people of the district are famous for their hard work. I hope that this bridge will further improve the district’s trade, tourism and other areas, said the CM.

“Building infrastructure is the most important thing for development. So the government is working hard to develop the infrastructure. There is visible development in the construction of roads and bridges. World class infrastructure is being built in tourism spots, etc. The target is to build 1,000 km of roads and 30 major bridges during the current financial year. It will cost Rs 2,300 crore,” the CM said.

“Ganjam district has earned a reputation across the country in the field of Covid management. I thank the people of the district for this. But the threat is still on. There is a fear of a second wave. So I urge you to abide by Covid guidelines. Wear masks, wash your hands and keep social distance in crowded places,” the CM said.

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