Cuttack:1/4/18; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the Cuttack-Nuapatna bridge on the occasion of Utkal Divas.
Within a span of nine months, the western part of Cuttack city gets a second river bridge to connect the satellite city of Abhinav Bidanasi with places located towards the north of it. This time the bridge will come up over the river Mahanadi to connect the city with Nuapatna under the Athagarh block of the district.
The new bridge over the Mahanadi will facilitate the city people to connect with NH-55 from Biju Patnaik Park here and reduce the travel time between Cuttack and Dhenkanal. Built under Nabard assistance at a cost of Rs. 157.47 crore, the 2,853-m-long bridge has a width of 14.8 m. The bridge has three lanes for a two-way travel with footpaths on both the sides.