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Deadline for completion of the Gurupriya bridge has once again been extended

Bhubaneswar:30/11/17 First September, then November and now February! The deadline for completion of the Gurupriya bridge, the lifeline of people residing in cutoff areas of Malkangiri district, has once again been extended to February, 2018.

Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Wednesday informed that the Works Department, at the Unified Command meeting, has made it clear that it would complete the construction work by February next year. It may be mentioned here that more than 30,000 people reside in 151 villages under 10 Panchayats in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district. Most of these people depend on boats to communicate with the mainland. Amid such situation, the inordinate delay and repetitive rescheduling of deadline for construction of the bridge is brewing strong resentment among the people.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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