Sagarmala to provide 3 port-road connectivity project in Odisha. Six laning of 76.64 km Paradip-Chandikhole section of NH-5A, four laning of Jamujhadi-Dhamra road connecting Dhamra Port and connectivity to Gopalpur Port from Chhatrapur.
The Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and National Highways Authority of India have signed an MoU for development of 79 port road connectivity projects.
Though an investment proposal of `1014.36 crore for six laning of Chandikhole-Paradip section of NH 5A under National Highway Development Project was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure in 2012,
This project could not be taken up due to land acquisition problem.The project passes through three districts of Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur.
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