The Union Transport Ministry has approved the pedestrian underpass on the Bhadrak-Balasore National Highway-16 at Goudani Pokhari and culvert at Agria village under Balasore-Baripada-Jharpokharia section of NH-18.
Pratap Sarangi shared the information in his Twitter handle, “Profoundly thank Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for considering my requests and approving a pedestrian underpass having crossroads in village Goudani Pokhari on Bhadrak- Balasore section of NH 16. He also approved in principle a foot over the bridge for pedestrian traffic and culvert for drainage improvement at Agria village under Balasore- Baripada- Jharpokharia section of NH- 18.”
He even expressed his appreciation by thanking Road Transport & Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari for granting his request and approving the projects for having a Pedestrian Underpass having crossroads in Village Goudani Pokhari on Bhadrak- Balasore section of NH 16.
The Minister further stated “I have got the matter examined and wish to intimate you that the village Gaudani Pokhari is located at KM.180.450 on Bhadrak-Balasore section of NH-16, the widening to 6-laning of which is already awarded to M/s. Brij Gopal Construction Co. Pvt. Ltd. on Hybrid Annuity Mode. I am glad to inform you that a Pedestrian Underpass (PUP) of size 12 m x 3.50 m has been approved at Km.180.450 having crossroad in village Goudani Pokhari under Change of Scope,”
Article Written By Dikhya Mohanty
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