Construction Of Parallel Roads In Bhubaneswar Put On Fast Track

Bhubaneswar: In order to put the construction of parallel roads from Jayadev Vihar to Nandan Kanan in the city on fast track, the state government on Saturday set time lines for different phases of the work.

Chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra inspected the progress of works at ground level on the day and set the time lines. He directed the Works department to complete the left side road from Xavier square to KIIT square via Govt Poly Technique-Rail Vihar-Utkal hospital-OERC building-Trident-Infocity square and Sikharchandi within three months. This road will be connected to Chandaka square via Patharagadia and Institute of Mathematics.

The 13-km road has been estimated to cost around Rs 92 crore under seven stretches. Out of this, 1.5 km road has been completed and the work in four stretches is in progress.

Similarly, Mahapaptra directed BDA to connect the the right side road from Acharya  Vihar to Big Bazar square upto Damana Chhak via Press Chhak-MCL square-Railway Stadium-Kelu Charan Park within three months. The estimated cost of the 6.25-km road is around Rs 239 crore. Out of this, 1.05 km has been completed and work of balance portion has been taken up.

Directing to plant the saplings on both sides and median of the new roads, he emphasised on strengthening the forest wall on side of the roads for protecting both the wildlife and the people.

Development Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena; principal secretary, Finance Ashok Kumar Meena; BMC Commissioner Sanjaya Kumar Singh; Chief Engineer, Works Manoranjan Mishra along with other senior officers from departments concerned were present during the field inspection.

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