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CM Patnaik to inaugurate Gurupriya bridge next month

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Patnaik will inaugurate the Gurupriya bridge, that will serve as a lifeline for the people in the inaccessible areas of Maoist-affected district, next month.

After attending a review meeting at the secretariat here yesterday, said that the construction of the 910-metre-long bridge on the was almost complete barring some minor works, which would be completed by the end of this month.

The reviewed the progress of work at the meeting, he said.

The will be the lifeline for over 30,000 people living in the cut-off area in district, he said.

The cut-off area is encircled by the Balimela reservior on three sides and the remaining side borders a dense forest in

The cut-off area is also considered to be a stronghold of the Maoists.

Former J B Patnaik had laid the foundation stone of the bridge in 1982. Later, the foundation stone was again laid by Chief Minister Patnaik in 2000.

As the Maoists have been opposing the construction of the project, security has been tightened and six high- resolution CCTV cameras have been installed at different locations of the bridge to protect the structure, officials said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 10:50 IST
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