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National Highway Authority of India to construct around 450 kms of coastal highway along the coastline in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:7/4/18; With the proposal of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to construct around 450 kms of coastal highway along the coastline in Odisha, the draft alignment of the road was discussed in a high level meeting presided over by the chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the State Secretariat here on Saturday.

Considering the draft proposal presented by the NHAI member Anand Kumar Singh, Padhi advised the NHAI to preserve the coastal character of the proposed coastal highway. He also directed that the tourism, commercial port and public benefit prospects also be kept in view while finalizing the alignment of the coastal highway.

This apart, the chief secretary directed that the highways under renovation and expansion should be kept in motorable condition from safety points of view while laying emphasis on road safety as top priority while constructing the roads. The safety requirements as suggested by district authorities be catered to immediately to which the NHAI member assured that the suggestions given by district collectors would be complied within a month.

Chief Secretary also asked the NHAI to fix sinages road indicators in Odia and English languages on all National Highway passing through Odisha

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