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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated newly-constructed 2.5 km long Sapne bridge

Sambalpur:16/4/118: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday dedicated newly-constructed 2.5 km long Sapne bridge which connects Rengali block in Sambalpur with Lakhanpur block in Jharsuguda running over the Ib river, a tributary of the Mahanadi river.

Popularly known as the ‘Ib Setu’ the bridge has been constructed with a whopping budget of Rs 117.5 crore.

The bridge will reduce travel time considerably between the two places. This bridge had been a long-pending demand of the people of both the districts.

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The bridge would bring down the distance between Ib Thermal Power Station (ITPS) and Sambalpur by 50 kilometres. It would join the MCL coalfield area to the Biju Expressway.

The bride connections the Sapne village under Salat Panchayat in Sambalpur district with Talabarna village under Rampela Panchayat in Jharsuguda district.

With the construction of the bridge, the people of Jharsuguda district, who used to commute to Sambalpur from Rampela Ghat crossing the reservoir from one side to the other, will now commute easily on the bridge. The Harihar temple situated near the bridge, gives ample evidence of the existence of Rampela, a village known for its ancient heritage, which is now submerged in the Hirakud reservoir.

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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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