Aska Setu, replaced by 2 British era bridges, thrown open to public

Aska: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated a new bridge in Aska of Ganjam district that has been built in replace of two ancient bridges of the British era.

The bridge, which will serve as a major link to various areas in the district, will lessen the distance from Aska, Bhanjanagar and Chhatrapur and other towns of the district to Bhubaneswar. This will benefit more than three lakh people.

Stating that Ganjam is a developed district of the state and a business hub, Patnaik hoped that the bridge will help improve the district’s economic activities, tourism and  other sectors.

On the occasion, the CM reiterated that his Government is working dedicatedly to develop infrastructures in the state. There has been visible development in construction of roads and bridges. World-class infrastructures are being developed in tourism and sports sectors of the state, he state.

He further informed that a target has been set to construct 1000 kilometre roads and 30 bridges in the state in the current Financial Year at a cost of Rs 2300 crore. Besides, around Rs 1000 crore is targeted to be spent under Biju Setu Yojana and Rs 2000 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

Regarding the pandemic situation, the CM said Ganjam district has earned praised from around the country for its COVID-19 management. However, he cautioned that the virus is still there and urged the people of the district  to strictly follow all COVID-19 guidelines to prevent its further spread.


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