Central Government Approves Construction Of Bridge Across Hirakud Dam


The Central Government of India has approved the order for the construction of a bridge over Hirakud Dam. The story was informed by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. According to the sanction order issued by the government, a total of 274 crores of the budget has been allocated for the high-level bridge. 

Moreover, the Bhartiya Janata Party has also approved the order to strengthen the roads Patnagarh–Padampur Road from 21/160 km to 38/625 km, as informed by Gadkari through a letter in response to a request from Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari. 

The Union government has also given the green signal to widen and strengthen Bargarh–Bhatli–Ambabhona Road from 0/00 km to 20/100 km. The cost of all three projects will be met by the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF). A total allocation of Rs 368.5 crore has been earmarked for the three projects.

The high-level bridge over the Hirakud Dam will connect Dangaghat under the Bhikampalli area of Jharsuguda’s Lakhanpur block and Jarimuli ghat under Ambabhona in Bargarh district, he said.

Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

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