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Ambitious Bharatmala programme: Odisha to get Over 1000 km road network, 2 ring roads, 2 logistic parks

A road network of over 1,000 km will be developed in Odisha besides two ring roads and two logistic parks under the Centre’s most ambitious Bharatmala programme, which includes development of 44 economic corridors, 66 inter corridor routes and 116 feeder routes.

On Tuesday, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved Phase I of Bharatmala Pariyojana that focuses on optimising efficiency of road traffic movement across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps.

The road projects include 689 km of economic corridors, 302 km of inter-corridors, 64 km of port connectivity roads and 500 km of coastal roads.While 360 km Sambalpur-Paradip economic corridor will pass through Angul, Dhenkanal and Cuttack districts, 329 km Sambalpur-Ranchi economic corridor will traverse via Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Rourkela.

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