Naveen On Bridge Show

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said if the Union Government is not serious for the construction of second bridge over River Brahmani near Steel City Rourkela, the State Government will go ahead with it. 

“If they (Centre) are not serious, the State Government will construct the bridge out of its own resources,” Mr.Patnaik said, when he met a delegation from Sundergarh district led by Biju Janata Dal MLA Mangala Kisan at the State Secretariat here.
The Chief Minister assured a delegation that he will again take up the matter with the Union Government.
 “Rourkela is the Second Economic Capital of Odisha. Transportation in the area has been affected as the old bridge is dilapidated. There is an urgent need for the second bridge,” former Minister, Mangala Kisan said.
Resentment is brewing among the residents of Steel City over the inordinate delay in construction of the second bridge on Brahmani River.
Locals alleged that  Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t keep his promise to build the bridge even after being in power for nearly four years.
Earlier, BJP Lawmaker of Rourkela,  Dilip Ray had criticized Mr.Modi and Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari for not fulfilling their promise of early completion of the much-awaited second bridge over Bramhani River.
In July, Mr.Gadkari had laid the foundation stone for the long-awaited second bridge over the river.
However, the construction is yet to take off, fuelling anger among area residents.
The new bridge will cost around Rs 550 crore and is expected to be completed in two years.
The bridge is part of a Six-Lane National Highway from Rajamunda to Biramitrapur.
Earlier, it was decided to go for a four lane highway, however, Mr.Gadkari insisted for Six Lane, for which it has been delayed, said sources NHAI.

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