Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi, Oct 18:
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs ( CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accorded its approval for the development of the multi-laning of the Chandikhole-Duburi-Talcher section of National Highway – 200 and National Highway- 23 in Odisha.
This work will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-III. The approval is in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode, said a PIB release.
The cost is estimated to be Rs. 1476.56 crore, including the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road will be approximately 133 kms, said the release.
The project will expedite improvement of infrastructure in Odisha.
Development of this stretch will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of the concerned regions of the state and would also increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities.
Implementation of this project will help in reducing the time and cost of travel, particularly heavy traffic, plying on the Chandikhole-Dubari-Talcher sector. The highway is an important road as it opens traffic from the industrial towns of Talcher and Angul on NH-3 and Kolkata-Chennai section of the Golden Quadrilateral.
The project covers the districts of Angul, Dhenkanal and Jajpur in Odisha, the release said.