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Odisha: Centre’s nod for bridge over Hirakud

The dam across the Mahanadi river is one of the longest earthen dams in the country
Hirakud dam.
Hirakud dam.
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Our Correspondent   |   Bhubaneswar   |   Published 07.04.22, 01:43 AM

The Centre has approved construction of a bridge over Hirakud dam, located in Sambalpur district of Odisha. The Hirakud dam across the Mahanadi river is one of the longest earthen dams in the country. A budget of Rs 274 crore has been allocated for the bridge.

In a letter to the Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari, Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said: “As you are aware, infrastructure development has been at the core of the government’s efforts to fuel economic growth. In our pursuit towards the mission, my ministry has undertaken construction of a number of highway projects with enhanced focus of providing better connectivity to the remote areas in the state of Odisha.”

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The projects which have been cleared by the ministry include construction of a bridge across Hirakud dam reservoir, widening and strengthening of Patnagarh-Padmapur road and widening and strengthening of Bahagarh-Bhatli-Ambabhona road in western Odisha. All the works would be done at a cost of Rs 368.5 crore. The money would be released from the central road and infrastructure fund.



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