I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
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BYPASS ROAD IN BALANGIR TOWN IN LIMBO Saturday, 19 March 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
BYPASS ROAD IN BALANGIR TOWN IN LIMBO
Saturday, 19 March 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
As the denizens of Balangir town are facing several traffic problems due to rising numbers of vehicles and increasing encroachments, people from various walks of life have demanded early completion of the bypass road in the town that has been left halfway.
The PWD, the NHAI and the IDCO have been entrusted with the task for construction of the road. While the IDCO has completed its portion of construction of the road and it has been stopped at the foothills of the Chandali Hill near Sadeipali, five km from Samblapur road.
“While many big projects are being executed, why this project is yet to be completed even though adequate fund has been sanctioned for the project,” questioned advocate Dolamani Pradhan.
The bypass road would connect the Sambalpur road to Titilagarh road via Sadeipali and Patnagarh road. Though the stretch from Sambalpur road to Sadeipali has been completed, several cracks have already been found on the road.
“We have earlier staged stir protesting the non-completion of the road. We will again resort to agitation unless construction of the bypass road is resumed and completed early,” said Balangir Action Committee president Gopalji Panigrahi.
Samajwadi Party Balangir unit president Arun Mishra said the land acquisition process should be expedited and steps should be taken for early construction of the remaining of the bypass road.
When asked ADM Ashok Naik said, “We have received Rs 36.42 crore for construction of the road. A total of seven villages will be affected by the project. The land acquisition process in the villages is on; the work will resume once it is completed.”