Odisha to construct 451 km coastal highway under Bharatmala project

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Odisha government will construct a 451-km long coastal highway along the coastal line under the Bharatmala project.

The matter came to light during a review meeting of the 451-km project, chaired by development commissioner R Balakrishnan.

The road has been proposed to be constructed under Bhratmala Pariyojana of the central government at an estimated cost of Rs 5000 crore.

Dharmanada Sarangi, chief general manager (CGM) of Naitonal Highway Authority of India (NHAI), said the proposed alignment suggested that the road will pass through Chhatrapur, Satapada, Konark, Astaragnga, Nuagaon, Paradip, Ratanpur, Satabhaya, Dhamara, Basudevpur, Talapada, Chandipur, Chandaneswar and Digha.

Of the total length of 451 km, 29 km will come under Ganjam district, 153 km come under Puri, 54 km under Jagatsinghpur, 49 km under Kendrapada, 61 km under Bhadrak, 99 km under Balasore district and 6 km connecting east Medinipur in West Bengal.

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