Non-inscription of Odia script on the kilometer stones inside Odisha


Odisha government on Thursday objected the Centre’s decision over non-inscription of Odia script on the kilometer stones and information boards on the national highway (NH) inside Odisha.

In a letter to Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari, chief minister Naveen Patnaik said it is a matter of grave concern that the local language (Odia) has mostly been ignored in place identification/destination boards and kilometer stones throughout state.

The chief minister said that there is a perceptible lack of destination and place identification boards inscribed in Odia script on the NH causing much inconvenience to the public at large.

“In the above context, I would request you to look into this matter and issue appropriate instructions to the concerned authorities to follow the guidelines scrupulously,” he added.

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