Odisha CM inaugurates High-Level Bridge on Mahanadi
Sambalpur: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a High-Level Bridge on Mahanadi that connects Nelson Mandela Chhak here with Chaurapur in the district on Friday.
The 1.5-kilometre bridge has been constructed at a cost of Rs 117.72 crore. It will connect Sambalpur town with rural peripheries like Chaurapur, Goshala and Chipilima improving the socio-economic livelihoods in the region.
The bridge will reduce the distance to the district headquarters town by 25 km helping improve the socio-economic condition of rural people on another side.
The High-Level Bridge is slated to facilitate better transportation of agriculture produce to the daily markets of Sambalpur and give boost to tourism. With direct access to Sambalpur, people from rural areas will get access to better healthcare and education.
Apart from inaugurating the bridge, the Chief Minister also inaugurated 19 other developmental projects worth Rs 100 crores. Besides, he laid foundation stones of 14 welfare projects worth Rs 338 crores.