Gadkari to launch several projects in Odisha tomorrow

  • Feb 05, 2019
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Bhubaneswar: The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari will perform Bhoomi Pujan for three National Highway projects worth Rs 2345 Crores in Odisha tomorrow

He will also inaugurate a project worth Rs 431 Crore at Paradip Port and lay foundation for six port projects worth Rs 3206 Crore

Gadkari will visit Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal district for the Bhoomi Pujan for three National Highways projects of total length 132 km, worth Rs2345 Crores. Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan will accompany him.

Gadkari will also visit Paradip Port tomorrow, to inaugurate port projects worth Rs 431 Crore and lay foundation for six projects worth Rs 3206 Crore.

The highway projects for which foundation stone will be laid tomorrow include four laning of the 41.726 km Talcher-Kamakhyanagar section of NH 200/23, (New NH 53 ) at a cost of Rs 795.18 Crore; the  51.1 km Kamakhyanagar-Duburi section of NH 200 (New NH 53 ) at a cost of Rs 761.11 Crore and 39.4 km Duburi-Chandikhole section of NH 200 (New NH 53 ) at a cost of Rs 789.23 Crore.

The above projects will have appropriate structures to reduce traffic congestion and ensure safety of road users. These would include 3 bypasses, 1 Flyover, 19 Vehicular Underpasses, 9 Major and 39 Minor Bridges and 45 km of service road.

These NH projects will ensure better connectivity of the mineral rich Angul and Dhenkanal districts of Odisha with the rest of the state. By reducing traffic congestion and the travel time between places, the projects would help in reducing the operating cost of vehicles and bring down the levels of pollution. All this will help generate employment opportunities in the region and improve the socio-economic condition of the local people.

He will inaugurate a Multipurpose Clean Cargo Berth of capacity 50 lakh tons per year, built at a cost of Rs 431 Crore in Paradip.

The Minister will also lay foundation stone for 6 projects at the port including LPG terminal, coal handling berth, multi modal logistic park etc.


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