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Pandian Reviews Major projects

Bhubaneswar: Secretary to Chief Minister V K Pandian has directed senior officials to ensure quality and completion of major infrastructure projects, while resolving land related issues.

While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik advised his Secretary Mr.Pandian to make on the spot review of the ongoing projects in and around Capital City, the Top Mandarin today morning visited the projects sites and reviewed the progress of  Inter State Bus Terminal ( ISBT) at Baramunda,  new road to connect CRPF square to Institute of Mathematics, Affordable housing project in Chandrasekharpur and Incubation tower, near Infocity.

Secretary Works, Krishan Kumar, Special Secretary to CM R Vineel Krishna, VC BDA SK Singh and Executive Director IDCO BS Poonia and other senior officials were present during field visit and review.

The ISBT, Baramunda project is being built by Bhubaneswar Development Authority ( BDA) over a 15.5 Ac land at a cost of Rs 180 crores.  It is targeted to be completed by June 2022. The Bus Depot at Khandagiri is also part of the project with a capacity for 300 buses parking.

Mr.Pandian emphasized on maintaining the quality of the works and completion as per timelines.

To reduce the traffic load on the Jayadev Vihar- Patia road, the Left Parallel Road project is under execution by PWD. The road shall connect CRPF square to Institute of Mathematics in phases. The total road of  13.6 km has been estimated at Rs.92 cr for construction.

Currently, 5.17 km of 6- lane road is under construction  connecting  Xavier Square to Infocity square. This project is expected to be completed by February 2022.

BDA is constructing affordable housing project in Chandrasekharpur on PPP basis. The project with 2600 houses is coming up over 20.21 acres area, of which 6.5 acres is for the development by the PPP partner. The colony will have community facilities like primary school, primary health centre, shopping area, play area etc. The project will be completed in two phases by September 2022.

Mr.Pandian suggested that the allotment of the houses can be made soon so that the beneficiaries also can monitor the progress and quality of the construction.

The Incubation Tower, near Infocity, is being constructed by IDCO at a project cost of Rs 221 crores. The G+12 floors with two basement floor building is coming up in two towers with a built up area of 3.36 lakh sq feet.

The O-hub for the Start-ups will be part of this project over 5 floors and 67,594 sq feet. The project is scheduled to be completed by 31st December’ 2021.

Mr.Pandian discussed the project in detail and told to complete within the deadline.