Bhubaneswar:20/9/17: Odisha government today accorded principle sanction to four new urban infrastructure projects worth Rs.1289 lakh under Urban Infrastructure Development Fund (OUIDF), according to official sources.
“Officials of the Trust and the Housing & Urban Development department have been directed to assess the outcome of the completed projects from the perspectives of service delivery and revenue generation. The OUIDF has also been asked to explore multiple sources of funding for sustainability of the support to urban local bodies”, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said.
The new projects sanctioned included Toilet on wheels in Bhubaneswar estimated at Rs 56.20 lakhs. This project would be set up in 3 heritage sites, Master Canteen and Barmunda Bus stand of Bhubaneswar. Reclamation of water bodies at Hinjilicut estimated at Rs. 540.25 lakhs and Reclamation of water bodies at Titilagarh estimated Rs.541.33 cr; Compost plant in temporary transfer station at Gadakana of Bhubaneswar estimated at Rs.152 lakhs were other 3 projects sanctioned in the meeting. The primary objectives of the reclamation projects were conservation and sustainable management of the water bodies. Besides, the projects would also focus on restoration and development of Lake Periphery for better eco-system, aesthetics and environment building including tourist attraction.