16 January 2019
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari urging favourable consideration of Odisha Government’s proposal and early sanction of the project proposals under the Central Road Fund (CRF) Scheme.
The letter mentions, “I would like to draw your attention to the project proposals amounting to Rs 1261.98 crores submitted by the State Government to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on 20th December, 2018 for approval under Central Road Fund (CRF) Scheme.”
It further mentions, “Of thirty project proposals, twenty-nine relate to widening and strengthening of roads and one proposal pertains to construction of High Level Bridge over river Subernarekha at 36th km on Haladipada (NH-16) to West Bengal border.”
The Odisha Chief Minister has also mentioned, “Except for one road project in Puri district which is required for the convenience of tourists, all the other road projects pass through tribal and backward pockets covering thirteen districts of the State. It would be pertinent to mention that no project has been sanctioned during last year as well as the current year under Central Road Fund Scheme for the State of Odisha.”
“Keeping in view the importance of the project proposals for development of tribal and backward regions of the State, I would request for favourable consideration of our proposal and early sanction of these projects,” the Chief Minister concludes.
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