Odisha to build another bridge over Kathajodi river in Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: The state government will soon build another bridge over Kathajodi river near Trisulia in Cuttack district of Odisha.

The proposed four-lane bridge will boost road communication between the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, said an official.

The Odisha Bridge and Construction Corporation Limited (OB&CC) has invited tenders for the bridge project. “The construction work for the project is expected to begin in September this year. A target has been set to complete the project work by the end of 2025,” said OB&CC Superintending Engineer Manas Ranjan Sethi.

The proposed bridge over Kathajodi river will connect Trisulia with Belview Square in Cuttack city. The state government has allocated Rs 220 crore for the project, sources said.

“The new bridge will have footpaths and proper lighting facility. The bridge will be constructed with modern technology,” Sethi added.

The Cuttack district administration and the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) will take steps to further develop Trisulia and Belview squares for seamless traffic. The CMC has already sanctioned Rs 8 crore for the development of Belview Square, sources said.

Notably, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had inaugurated Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Setu (bridge) over river Kathajodi in 2017. The 2.88-km bridge connects Trisulia with Belview Square in Cuttack.

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