Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated 34 wayside amenity centres in Odisha through video conferencing from the state secretariat. Sources said, total 50 such centres will be constructed at several places across the State.
The wayside amenity centres, along the national highways, state highways and other major roads, would be of help to tourists as well as local people, Patnaik said.
While the chief minister directly inaugurated the Centres located at Jatamundei Square in Cuttack, Duburi-Kalinganagar in Jajpur, Odagoan in Nayagarh, Dhama in Sambalpur and Kapilash in Dhenkanal, the remaining centres were opened by local MLAs and MPs.
Constructed at Rs 1.10 crore each, the wayside amenity centres will provide basic facilities such as food, drinking water, rest room and car parking facilities.
Stating that the works department would look after the maintenance of the centres, Patnaik said the government plans to construct more such amenity centres in future.