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Bhubaneswar, May 11 (PTI) Unable to construct major roads in Maoist-affected areas for long due to threat by extremists, Orissa government today initiated the process for inviting national bidding for eight projects at an investment of Rs 560 crore following Centre’s promise of help.
“The process has started for national competitive bidding for starting of construction of eight important roads spread over five Maoist-affected districts,” state works secretary S K Ray said here.
The projects would be implemented on a fast track basis as the state government has set the target of completing the construction of the long awaited roads within a year, he said.
Rs 560 crore would be spent on constructing the 475-km long roads to improve connectivity in Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati, Deogarh and Sambalpur districts, he said adding that a small stretch of road would also pass through the tribal- dominated Kalahandi district.
Central govt. granted 188 crores for national and state highways in Kalahandi-Nuapada region: Thanks to MP Bhakta Das
Following is a report from The Samaja: