Centre approves proposal for Bolangir bypass

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir: The Central government on Tuesday approved the proposal for a bypass road in Bolangir with an estimated cost of Rs 190 crore for land acquisition purpose.

Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, in a letter to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, informed about the decision.

Locals of Bolangir town had been demanding and even staged demonstration for the construction of bypass to avoid the increasing cases of road mishaps in the town.

In the second week of August only, as many as four persons were killed in separate road mishaps in the town.