After attending a review meeting at the secretariat here yesterday, state Works Minister Prafulla Mallick said that the construction of the 910-metre-long bridge on the river Gurupriya was almost complete barring some minor works, which would be completed by the end of this month.
The chief minister reviewed the progress of work at the meeting, he said.
The cut-off area is encircled by the Balimela reservior on three sides and the remaining side borders a dense forest in Andhra Pradesh.
The cut-off area is also considered to be a stronghold of the Maoists.
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.
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