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Tag: Satapada

Ferryboat stranded in Chilika over dispute on ghat license

Chilika: More than 100 passengers on a ferryboat were left stranded in Chilika lake today following dispute among boatmen over ghat services. The boat carrying two buses, 20 bikes and more than 100 passengers travelling from Satapada was halted midway by villagers from Mahinsa. After more than an hour of being stranded in mid of […]

Chilika water aerodrome proposal: Protests by fishermen continue

Chilika: The agitation launched by the Chilika fishermen united forum in front of the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) office at Satapada entered its third day today. After taking out a protest rally, the fishermen sat on dharna in front of the CDA office opposing its unilateral actions and the proposed aerodrome project. They threatened that […]

100 passengers aboard ferryboat left stranded in Chilika Lake

Puri: At least 100 people aboard a ferry boat were left stranded for about 20 minutes in Chilika Lake today after it developed a technical snag. The ferry, carrying two buses and over 15 bikes besides the passengers, left the Satapada ghat at around 7 am this morning to Janhikuda. However, barely after heading 200 […]

BJD MP Pinaki demands funds for Puri railway station upgradation

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP from Puri Pinaki Mishra today urged the Ministry of Railways to allocate special funds in the coming budget for renovation and upgradation of Puri railway station to world-class standards and take measures for a rail link to Puri from Bhubaneswar with the golden quadrilateral of Konark and Satapada. In a letter to […]

Rescue boat reaches to rescue trapped passengers in Chilika

Brahmagiri: More than 50 people were stuck in Chilika after a ferry boat carrying them got trapped in mud on its way to Janhikuda from Satapada this afternoon. However, another boat has reached to rescue those trapped. The ferry boat was trapped in mud around one-and-half kilometre off the coast. Some two wheelers and a […]

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Chilika tourism to get infra boost through ICZMP

Bhubaneswar: Efforts to create a master plan for developing Chilika, the largest coastal lagoon in the country, into a world class tourist destination is on the cards with State Government poised to introduce a slew of infrastructure projects in and around the zone. As part of an Integrated Coastal Zone Master Management Project (ICZMP) carried […]

Feasibility study of Odisha highway to be ready next month

Kendrapara: The feasibility study of the ambitious highway project along Odisha coastline is likely to be completed next month. “The feasibility report, which will have among other things a geo-technical scientific study, will be ready by April end. It will be followed by a technical study,” Regional Officer, National Highway Authority of India, Odisha, D […]

Dead whale shark washes ashore at Baidhara Pentha beach

Brahmagiri: Body of a 42-ft long and 28-ft wide whale shark belonging to an endangered species found at Baidhara Pentha beach in Brahmagiri of Puri district today morning. Satapada range forest staff reached the spot to examine under what possible circumstances the marine mammal has died and reached the shore. Satapada Ranger Achyutananda Das said, […]

Das Burma shown black flags

Puri: Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Das Burma was shown black flags by the members of the youth wing of Odisha Congress at Piridipur on Puri-Satapada road in the district today. The police detained the youth Congress president of Krushna Prasad block and three others for protesting the minister and blocking his road. […]

Odisha to get Central assistance for 'Swadesh Darshan' scheme

Bhubaneswar: With a long coastline of about 480 km in the state, Odisha will get an assistance of Rs 76.5 crore by the Centre’s for development of its coastal circuit under ‘Swadesh Darshan’ scheme, officials said. The coastal circuit comprised Gopalpur, Tampara, Barakul and Satapada, they said adding about Rs 15.3 crore has been released […]