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Berhampur: A pucca road will be constructed between the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur, near Laudigaon to the airstrip at Rangeilunda in Odisha's Ganjam district.

A preliminary survey for the proposed 11-km road project was conducted recently by engineers of the works department, officials said.

The pucca road will be constructed for quick commuting (within 10 minutes) of the scientists to the institute, said Odisha's Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahy, who has also joined the preliminary survey exercise.

The Minister has asked the engineers to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) for the road. The government has also proposed to upgrade the airstrip at Rangeilunda to an airport, official sources said.

At least three small culverts are needed to be constructed over water bodies for the proposed road, said executive engineer, Berhampur, Binay Padhi.

There is no need for acquisition of private land for the road, he said.

The government has allotted 200 acres at Laudigaon near Gopalpur for construction of the permanent campus of the IISER Berhampur. Construction of the pucca road is necessary as the government has assured the Centre to provide all

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