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Naveen Patnaik dedicated Rourkela-Jharsuguda-Sambalpur stretch of the Biju Expressway to the people of Odisha

Jharsuguda:13/3/18 :Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  dedicated Rourkela-Jharsuguda-Sambalpur stretch of the Biju Expressway to the people of Odisha in a function at Panchapada High School ground here onMonday 12th,March,2018.

According to official sources, the 163-km long road has been constructed at a cost of Rs 1200 crores.

The construction work of the Biju Expressway has been completed between Sambalpur and Rourkela. Later, the project will connect four districts of western Odisha like Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Sundergarh with four KBK (Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput) districts namely Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Nuapada.

The Biju Expressway project aims at connecting western and southern Odisha. The four lane road having a total length of 650 km will connect Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur and Koraput.

The state government has allocated Rs 3200 crore for the purpose.

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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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