Bhubaneswar, Jan 11: As per the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chairman 5T and Nabin Odisha, V.K. Pandian visited Balangir district to review the progress of various developmental works in the district and interact with students and general public.
He participated in the Nua-O Program being organised at Gandhi Stadium, Balangir and interacted with students of all colleges of Balangir. He discussed with the students on Nua-O program providing a platform for youngsters to showcase their talent and to help achieve overall personality development in addition to their academic achievements. Citing examples of prominent persons from the district, Pandian emphasized the students to work hard with self-confidence to achieve success in life.
Pandian reviewed the progress of 650 bedded Teaching Hospital at Bhima Bhoi Medical College & Hospital, Balangir at a cost of Rs 305 crore. The work is in finishing stage. He instructed concerned officials to complete all remaining works at the earliest adhering to the principles of 5T.
Later, he also reviewed other major projects in the district - ISS projects at Kukedmal, Patharla, Kursud, Silatkani, Kutasingha at a total cost of Rs 1217 crore; mega piped runnin drinking water supply projects to different blocks of the district at a cost of Rs 1312 crore; Balangir bypass road at a cost of Rs 176 crore; Patnagarh bypass road at a cost of Rs 140 crore; development of Tusura Airstrip at a cost of Rs 65 crore; major roads and bridges; development of Harishankar Temple at a cost of Rs 26 crore; development of other major temples of the district etc.
Some of the major projects have been taken up after the previous visit of Pandian to Balangir district in August 2023, when he attended the grievance meetings and took feedback from the public.
During the day, he interacted with the public at Kantabanji Vocational College Playground & R.N. Singhdeo stadium field, Saintala and received the grievances on various issues and assured early resolution.