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Patnaik writes to Centre to improve condition of national highways

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

A day before Narendra Modi's visit to lay the foundation stone of three national highway projects in Odisha's district, Friday asked the Centre to improve four other highways in the same district.

wrote a letter to Union Road Transport and Friday in this regard.

The is scheduled to arrive at Baripada, the district headquarters of district, on Saturday to lay the foundation stone of three NH projects besides addressing a public meeting.

Stating that the state is suffering a lot due to lack of timely maintenance/improvement/widening of the existing highways in the state, wrote, "Jharpokharia-Keonjhar-Sambalpur NH-49 passing through district is not in a traffic-worthy condition".

He said, Hatgamharia-Benisagar, up to a junction with NH-49 near Singada, passing through Mayurbhanj district has been declared in principle an NH from February 17, 2016, but no improvement work has yet been started.

Patnaik also requested Gadkari to consider declaring four roads passing through Mayurbhanj district as national highways.

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First Published: Fri, January 04 2019. 21:50 IST