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Project Monitoring Group of Prime Minister’s Office held under the chairmanship of Odisha Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar:16/10/17; The implementation of large investment projects in the state has been put to fast track with resolution of the impending issues and removal of the ground level bottlenecks.

This has been known from a review meeting by Project Monitoring Group of Prime Minister’s Office held under the chairmanship of Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here at the State Secretariat.

Reviewing the project wise progress Padhi directed the concerned department and project proponents to keep up constant monitoring at the execution level for completion of the projects within scheduled limits.

Speaking to media after the meeting, Padhi told media that today we reviewed 26 projects including of mainly Railways, national highways and coal mine projects.

Padhi further said, “This meeting will be held regularly in each two months. The implementation issues raised by the project developers will be discussed and resolved. Today’s review showed that the projects are on the time line and the issues raised by some project implanting agencies have been resolved completely.”

The review was held in two sessions in morning and afternoon. In the 1st session a total of 16 railways and national highway projects were looked in. the major railway projects reviewed included Khordha-Bolangir new broad gauge railway with project cost of Rs 3550 crores, doubling of Sambalpur-Bamur line with project cost of Rs 1111 crores, Haridaspur-Paradip new line with project cost of Rs 1000 crores, Talcher-Bimilagarh new line with estimated cost of Rs 810.78 crores and Angul-Sukinda new line project with estimated cost of Rs 638.5 crores.

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