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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Construction of the Gurupriya Bridge in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri district is 67% complete till now and work on the bridge is targeted to be completed by June this year, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said today.

Padhi who was chairing a review meeting of the Works department also took stock of the under construction Trisulia Bridge on Mahanadi River and 5 medical colleges. Providing an update on the construction of medical colleges Balasore, Baripada, Bolangir and Koraput, he said that the department is targeting to complete these four colleges by the end of this year.

The Chief Secretary informed that the department has satisfactorily completed all the required works as compared to last year.

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Padhi also reviewed the Biju Expressway project along with the land acquisition pertaining to various road projects.

“We had a general overview of the Works department. As compared to last year, the expenditure of the department is quite high this year. We hope to achieve all the targets of the department by March. We also reviewed the construction of Gurupriya and Mahanadi Trisulia bridges. There are five medical colleges under construction across the state. Almost all the projects are on schedule. We also discussed on ways to address the slippages,” said Padhi.

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