high-level committee of the government of Odisha approved the new road 543, 77 bridge projects spread over 114 blocks of nine districts | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News
Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra gave his approval in principle to 543 new road projects and 77 bridge projects spread over 114 blocks of nine districts as the second batch of projects under PMGSY-III while chairing the State Level Sanctions Committee (SLSC) meeting held on Wednesday.
While supplementing the department for a high performance rate in recent years, Mahapatra ordered to continue quality control at different stages of construction and to properly plan post-construction maintenance.
Development Commissioner Jena said the state and national quality control mechanisms have been fully prepared for continuous quality control. At present, modern equipment such as vibrators and pavers are widely used to maintain high quality construction.
While modern vibrators strengthen the subsoil of the road, the pavers ensure an even distribution of the black roofing material in defined measures, Jena said and added that people have expressed satisfaction with the type of construction according to the comments collected at ground level through the quality of the state. follow-up mechanism.
Secretary and Additional Rural Development Director Sudarshan Parida presented details of the new 543 projects containing around 3,435 km of roads and 77 bridges estimated at around Rs 2,229 crore for consideration at the meeting. The projects came from nine districts, namely Balangir, Bhadrak, Ganjam, Kendrapada, Khurdha, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri.
Development Commissioner Jena estimated that roads were prioritized according to the value derived from the number and type of public services (educational institutions, health facilities, rural markets, etc.) and villages that the roads were supposed to serve.
Notably, Odisha has achieved the first position at the national level in the implementation of the PMGSY for the last five consecutive years until 2020. Director Parida estimated that to date, 64,821 km of roads and 583 bridges have been completed. been sanctioned under the PMGSY, against which 62,000 km of roads and 412 bridges have already been completed with an investment of around Rs 27,000 crore.