The Centre plans to execute two coastal highway projects of 415 km length in Odisha at an estimated cost of Rs 7,500 crore post the state government’s nod.
It said of the total project cost, Rs 6,000 crore has been earmarked for construction, while the remaining Rs 1,500 crore is kept aside for land acquisition.
“Two coastal highway projects are planned in the state of Odisha. NHAI has already finalised the alignment of these projects last year. Approval from Odisha government is awaited for both the projects,” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
The 252 km long Gopalpur-Ratanpur stretch via Chatrapur-Satapada-Konark-Astrang-Naugaon-Paradip-Ratanpur is in DPR (detailed project report) preparation stageThe over 162-km long Ratanpur-Digha stretch via Basudevpur-Chandipur-Chandaneswar is also in DPR preparation stage, the statement said.
Preliminary alignment has been approved and modifications are under discussion, it said. “After submission of final feasibility report, alignment has been finalised. Both the above projects are to be taken up under Bharatmala,” the statement added.
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