- • Reviewed Bhadrak Ring Road construction project pegged at Rs.100 crores
- • Reviewed construction of 100 bed super specialty hospital
- • Reviewed Baba Akhandalmani’s temple redevelopment work at Rs.48 crores
Bhadrak: Following the directives of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, VK Pandian, the Chairman of Naveen Odisha, undertook a visit to Bhadrak district. During his visit, he reviewed the advancements in various developmental initiatives and engaged with the local populace. Commencing his visit, Mr. Pandian paid homage to Baba Akhandalmani, venerating the presiding deity at Odisha’s renowned Shaiva shrine. Subsequently, he scrutinized the ongoing project dedicated to the temple’s development and its environs, with a substantial sum of Rs 48 crores already allocated for the project. Urging swift completion for the convenience of devotees, he emphasized expediting the project.
In addition to the temple project, Mr. Pandian conducted a comprehensive review of multiple developmental projects in the district. This encompassed the Chandbali Mega Pipe Water Supply Project costing Rs. 893 crore, the Bhadrak Ring Road Construction Project with an outlay of Rs. 100 crore, the Integrated River Basin Project at Akhuapada amounting to Rs. 480 crore, the New District Medical Hospital with an allocated Rs. 164 crore, inclusive of a 100-bed super-specialty unit. Further projects included the construction of a port at Chudamani in Basudebpur (Rs. 47 crore), the Gujidarada – Maa Bhadrakali temple road from Puruna Bazaar (Rs. 41 crore), and the Dhamara Jetty improvement project (Rs. 27 crore). Mr. Pandian instructed relevant officials to expedite the completion of these projects.
Turning attention to critical infrastructure, Mr. Pandian assessed two vital bridges and a railway overbridge project underway in the district. Notable projects encompassed the Salandi River Bridge at Dhankania in Chandbali (Rs. 80 crore), the railway overbridge at Kenduapada in Bhandaripokhri, and the bridge over Mantei River at Panchutikiri in Chandbali (Rs. 52 crore). He emphasized adhering to the stipulated timelines for project completion. It’s noteworthy that these projects were demanded by the local community during Mr. Pandian’s visit on June 12 last year, subsequently approved by the Chief Minister, and initiated following public consultations.
Many of the aforementioned projects were shaped by insights and feedback garnered during the 5T Chairman’s prior visit to Bhadrak. Mr. Pandian engaged with residents in Aradi, Asurali, and Bhadrak Municipality areas, addressing their grievances and assuring prompt resolutions.