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Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today urged the Centre to expedite various National Highway (NH) projects in the State and a flyover at Khandagiri in State Capital, Bhubaneswar.

At a meeting with Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today discussed road infrastructure issues and asked the Union minister to take urgent steps for early completion of National Highways in Odisha.

“I impressed on the minister (Nitin Gadkari) to finalise the tender processes and complete pending critical works on National Highways in Odisha involving 6 stretches and road length up to 585 km,” Patnaik told reporters soon after the meeting.

The CM also urged the Union Minister to "Construct a flyover at Khandagiri in Bhubaneswar and at Gohira Chhak leading to Infovalley-2 near Khurda on NH-16 early; to declare 12 roads having a length of 1,193 km as NHs and lastly to approve 30 eligible state roads of 2,483 km length as new National Highways as per proposals submitted in December, 2016."

“In response, Gadkari said he will certainly see that all these projects are expedited,” Patnaik told newsmen.



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