Rourkela: Union Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari today laid the foundation stone for the second bridge over Brahmani river in Odisha’s Rourkela.
The bhoomi pujan ceremony of the project was today organised near BNR weigh bridge at Balughat here.
The Centre has sanctioned Rs 476 crore for the 6-lane bridge, reports said.
Besides the Brahmani bridge, foundation stone was also laid for four laning of Birmitrapur-Brahmani bypass end section on NH-23 (New NH-143).
“The two projects would be completed within two years. We have also initiated project works worth Rs 60,000 crores for development of roads in Odisha,” Gadkari said.
“For smart port and smart city project in Paradip, Rs 40,000 crore investment has been approved,” the Union Minister said.
Among others, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan & Jual Oram, Rourkela MLA Dillip Ray, Odisha Steel & Mines Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallik, BJP state president Basanta Panda and Brajarajnagar MLA Radharani Panda were present.