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Groundbreaking Ceremony For 3 National Highway Projects Held In Odisha

28 February 2019


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Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday conducted the groundbreaking ceremony (Bhoomi Pujan) at the Khandagiri Square here for three National Highway projects of 119.5 km to be built at a cost of Rs 2,067.5 crore.

The projects are six laning of Bhadrak-Balasore section of NH-5 (new NH-16), six laning of Tangi-Bhubaneswar section of NH-5 (new NH-16) and three vehicular underpasses at Balikuda, Sikhapur and Badachana of Bhubaneswar-Chandikhole section of NH-5 (new NH-16).

These include four flyovers, 19 vehicular underpasses, five major bridges, 11 minor bridges and 83 km service road. It will have the following benefits- generation of better employment opportunities; substantial gain in terms of reduced Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC); and reduction in travel time in the routes and traffic congestion.

"The projects will give a boost to the state's economy, generate employment opportunities and help improve socio-economic condition of the people. With the Golden Quadrilateral project, former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji gave four-lane roads and now Prime Minister Narendra Modi is developing them into six lanes," Pradhan said.

He said the national highways will also provide better interstate connectivity between West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

"The Narendra Modi-led Central government has been taking steps for growth and progress of Odisha including the development of national highways and coastal highway for better connectivity," he added.

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Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister