Centre sanctions Rs.718.26 crore for widening of NH-59

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central government has sanctioned Rs 718.26 crore for the widening and strengthening of 26.96 km stretch on National Highway-59 passing through Kandhamal and Ganjam districts of Odisha.

This information was shared by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in a post on his X handle.

He said the amount has been sanctioned for the widening and strengthening of the Daringbadi Ghat section on NH-59, spanning Kandhamal and Ganjam districts, under the Annual Plan 2023-24. The project covers a total distance of 26.96 Km.

Gadkari said the Daringbadi Ghat segment currently experiences challenges due to a narrow carriage way and suboptimal geometrics, causing long-route vehicles from western Odisha to bypass National Highway 59.

As a prominent tourist destination, especially during winter, enhancing this stretch will elevate highway standards, bolster safety, and ensure all weather-connectivity along National Highway-59.

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