Naveen lays foundation stone for 11 projects in Ganjam

Berhampur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today laid foundation stone for 11 different projects in and around Berhampur town in southern Odishas Ganjam district which involves around Rs 800-crore, official sources said.

The major projects included three railway over bridges (ROB) (Rs 163-crore), drinking water project (Rs 415-crore), solid waste management project (SWMP) (Rs 70-crore), construction of 22-km-long road from Luchapada to Nandika (Rs 25.15-crore), city bus depot and terminal (Rs 12-crore).

The other projects are driving training and road safety institutes to be established in public private partnership (PPP) mode at Palur, near here in association with the Tata Motors, eye hospital by the LV Prasad Eye Institute, the new buildings for the Berhampur Development Authority (BDA) and Industrial Training Institute (ITI).

District administration has provided 20-acres of land and 2 acres of land for the establishment of driving training institutes and eye hospital respectively.

A MoU was signed between the state government and Tata Motors Limited on March 30, 2013 for setting up of the driving institute, which costs around Rs 11-crore.