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NBCC says will soon complete 1100 km road work in Odisha's Koraput

The road projects remained a non-starter for several years due to Maoist activities

Press Trust of India  |  Koraput 

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The will complete execution of 225 covering over 1,100 km under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Maoist-hit areas of district in the current financial year, an official said.

The remained a non-starter for several years due to Maoist activities, DGM said.

"We are to execute about 255 rural under in the district and have completed 24 projects till date. The remaining projects are at various stages of completion. We are hopeful of completing those prior to March 31, 2019," he said.

"Though all our road projects are in Maoist-hit blocks like Narayanpatna, Bandhugaon, Boipariguda, Lamataput, Nandapur and Laxmipur in the district, we are committed to work irrespective of geographical barriers and prevailing law and order situtions," he told reporters Friday.

Collector K said connectivity remained a major hindrance for development of the district. If the projects and 29 bridges undertaken by are completed within the next four months, it would go a long way in facilitating development activities in interior areas.

Besides Koraput, the has undertaken work with an estimated cost of Rs 1269 crore in Maoist-hit Sundergarh, Nuapada, Rayagada, Kalahandi and Kandhamal districts of the state, its Project Manager Dhruv Yadav said.

First Published: Sun, November 25 2018. 13:55 IST