Pradeep Pattanayak

The National Highway-53 that passes through Angul district will be expanded. Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced this on Sunday. 

The announcement from the Minister of Road Transport and Highways Gadkari came in a series of tweets. 

“A project has been approved to widen and strengthen existing SL, IL & DL to 2-Lane with a paved shoulder in the selected stretches including three bypasses at Rengali, Bajrakot and Takua on NH-53 in Angul district in the state of Odisha with a budget of Rs 174.125 crore,” read the first Tweet. 

The second Tweet read, “This highway connects the major industrial and mining corridors in the state of Odisha with Paradeep Port. Widening and Strengthening of the selected missing stretches and construction of bypasses will enable speed mobility to ensure more safety for road users.”

“Further, the stretch will facilitate the smooth movement of heavy vehicles and boost the socio-economic development in this industrial corridor, which consists of large companies including Coal India, NTPC, Jindal Steel, etc.,” read the third tweet.