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Odisha Cabinet approved a proposal for construction of a high-level bridge over Subarnarekha river

Bhubaneswar:15/9/20: The Odisha Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal by the Works Department for construction of a high-level bridge over Subarnarekha river at Haldipada on NH-16 in Balasore district.

The construction of the 993.12-metre-long and 62.07-meter-wide bridge connecting Jamkunda in Baliapal Block with Adangapantei in Bhograi Block will be taken up under the Central Road Fund Scheme through EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contract.

Subarnarekha river creates a barrier among economically and culturally important places on both sides due to the lack of direct connectivity. Therefore, the proposed bridge will provide a direct link between Baliapal and Bhograi blocks as well as connect the Subarnarekha mouth port, Chandaneswar and Bhusundeswar among other places.

It will also better communication facilities and reduce the distance between the two Blocks resulting in industrial and economic development of the people of those areas.

The Cabinet approved the lowest tender of Rs 138.74 crore for the construction of the bridge. The work is targeted for completion within a period of 30 months.

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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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