Naveen Patnaik Ups the Ante as PM Visits Odisha Again

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has taken significant steps towards infrastructural development of the state ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s visit. He appealed to the concerned authorities regarding the improvement of railways, road transport, and irrigation in the state of Odisha.

Patnaik demanded the introduction of more trains on the newly laid Khurda-Bolangir railway line. For this, he mentioned that the state government is partnering with the railways and is contributing 50% of the construction cost. The chief minister also demanded mail express trains to connect Nayagarh town to Howrah and Visakhapatnam as this would benefit the people of Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Boudh, Subarnapur and Bolangir.

Similarly, Patnaik appealed to Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, to improve the National Highways in Odisha. He has specifically raised concerns about the condition of the highways in and around Mayurbhanj district.

The CM also backed the irrigation facilities created by his government saying they are on track to surpass the target of 10 lakh hectares that was set. He went on to say that Odisha is among the forerunners in terms of investment on irrigation as well as the creation of irrigation potential. Patnaik sought Modi’s support on this matter as it would benefit the people of Odisha at large.

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