New Delhi: A delegation of Parliamentarians from Odisha today met Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari here and discussed about the progress of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) projects in Odisha today.
BJD MPs Bhartruhari Mahtab, Chandrasekhar Sahu, Chandrani Murmu, Sarojini Hembram and Amar Patnaik accompanied by Congress MP Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka, and BJP MPs Basant Panda, Aparajita Sarangi and Sangeeta Singh Deo held discussion with Gadkari. Also, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and VK Singh were present during the meeting.
NHAI Chief General Manager Ram Prasad Panda informed the Union Ministers and Parliamentarians that the Odisha government has provided all kind support to complete the highway projects in the State. In the current fiscal, the NHAI has targeted to convert 366 kms national highways into four lanes and six lanes in Odisha.
The official added approximately Rs 20,000 crore budgetary allocations have been made by the Centre to carry out the NH work. The NHAI has so far carried out 173 kms of highway construction in Odisha.
In January this year, Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy held a review meeting with NHAI officials on progress of different NH widening and construction work.