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Saswat Singhdeo

New Delhi: The Central government has granted final approval to National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) in Kalinganagar, Jajpur district, Odisha.

As per Press Information Bureau(PIB) release, “On the receipt of proposals from State Government, the concerned central Ministries/Departments have undertaken steps for creation/upgradation of external infrastructure linkages.”

Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal, took to Twitter and wrote:

Various upgradation works include- improvement of Paradip-Kalinganagar road (Length-121 Kms), expansion of NH53/200 in and around Kalinganagar, National Investment & Manufacturing Zone (Lengh-132.36 Kms), expansion of Brahmani river bridge and expansion of NH 215 from Jajpur Road to Panikoili.

For Railways, a broad gauge railway line of 104.24 Km between Angul and Sukinda (Angul & Jajpur respectively) is being constructed. The execution of Angul-Sukinda (new line) project is being done through a SPV named “Angul- Sukinda Railway Limited (ASRL)” under participative scheme of Ministry of Railways.

To improve waterways connectivity between Kalinganagar and Paradeep and Dhamra Ports, a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the development of National Waterway - 5 (including above stretches) in Odisha has been undertaken and development of an Inland Water Transport (IWT) terminal in the south of KNIMZ near Pankapal village has been planned to meet external infrastructure linkages requirement for NIMZ at Kalinganagar.

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