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01 February 2019


Sambalpur: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today not only inaugurated projects worth Rs 700 crores, but also made five important announcements worth Rs 88 crores for the significant headquarters city.

Gracing the Youth Conclave of Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV) at VSS Stadium here, the Chief Minister in his address said, “Today I’ve inaugurated projects worth Rs 700 crores. Today I will make five announcements for Sambalpur city.”

“While a second bridge has been built over Mahanadi and dedicated today, one more high level bridge will be built over Malti Jor at an estimated cost of Rs 20 crores,” announced the CM.

He also announced, “Similarly, a ‘setu’ (bridge) will be built over Balibandha at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crores. For the development of communication for Sambalpur, the road from Durgapali to the national highway will be made four-lane at an estimated cost of Rs 15 crores.”

“In addition, four-laning of the road from Zilla School to Naksapali will also be done at an estimated cost of Rs 40 crore. The developmental work of this VSS Stadium will also be taken up very soon at an estimated cost of Rs 3 crores,” averred the Chief Minister.

Prior to these announcements, the Chief Minister dedicated a high level second bridge over river Mahanadi at the Nelson Mandela Chhak. It has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 117.72 crores.

He also inaugurated and laid foundation stones for a slew of developmental projects in this western Odisha district. While 19 projects built at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crores were inaugurated, foundation stones were laid for 14 projects and they would be built at an estimated cost of Rs 338 crores, as per a press note from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).

As per official sources, the 1.5 km long high level second Mahanadi bridge has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 117.72 crores. It will now directly connect the district headquarters-cum-western range revenue divisional city with Chaunpur, Goshala and Chipilma. It will also lend livelihood support to the people as well as enhance their socio-economic status.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated today the beautification of Mahanadi river front situated near Maa Samaleswari Temple.

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