Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Home Affairs and Cooperation Sri Amit Shah and Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik today dedicated the 4-laning of Kamakhya Nagar-Duburi Section of NH-53. This 51 KM stretch has been constructed at a cost of Rs 761 Crore which will connect the coal belt of Talcher to the steel hub in kalinga Nagar in Jajpur.
Besides, laid foundation stone for widening, and strenthening of Moter-Banner Road via Ladugaon in Kalahandi.
Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble CM Sri Naveen Patnaik said that the New Odisha is a unique Transformation Story setting benchmarks across various sectors.
Welcoming the Union Home Minister, CM said, “My government believes that connectivity is key to progress of the state and empowerment of our people.”
Sri Amit Shah said that the future of the Nation, the development of the Nation is closely linked to National Highways. He said that Union Govt. has given grants to the tune of 18 Lakh crore to Odisha in various sectors in last 9 years.
Praising Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik and Odisha Govt., the Home Minister said that Odisha has achieved almost zero casualty in disaster management. Odisha’s model of disaster management has played a key role in national disaster management, he added. He also appreciated the role of state Govt. in reducing naxal menace in Odisha.