Centre approves widening of NH-53 in Odisha’s Angul with an allocation of Rs 174 crore

Bhubaneswar: The Centre has approved a project to widen and strengthen National Highway-53 in Angul district of Odisha with a budget of Rs 174.215 crore.

“A project has been approved to widen and strengthen existing SL, IL, DL to 2-lane with a paved shoulder in the selected stretches including 3 bypasses at Rengali, Bajrakot and Takua on NH-53 in Angul district of Odisha with a budget of Rs 174.215 crore,” said Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in a twitter post today.

The NH-53 connects major industrial and mining corridors in Odisha with Paradip port. Widening and strengthening of the selected missing stretches and construction of bypasses will enable quick mobility and ensure more safety for road users, Gadkari added.

Widening of the NH-53 in Angul district will facilitate smooth movement of heavy vehicles and boost socio-economic development in this industrial corridor having large companies including Coal India, NTPC and Jindal Steel, Gadkari added.


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