Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged Union minister Nitin Gadkari to sanction 30 road projects worth Rs 1262 crore under the Central Road Fund (CRF) scheme.
Naveen, in a letter to Gadkari, said the state government has submitted the details of the road projects to the Union ministry of road transport and highways on December January 20.“Of total 30 project proposals, 29 relate to widening and strengthening of roads and one proposal pertains to construction of high level bridge over river Subernarekha at 36 km on Haladipada (NH-16) to West Bengal border,” said Naveen.
The chief minister said except for one road project in Puri district which is required for convenience of tourists, all the other road projects pass through tribal and backward pockets covering thirteen districts of the state. Read More
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