SAMBALPUR: Work on the new road connecting NH 6 near WESCO office in Ainthapali area here is on in full swing and is likely to be completed by March next year. The work on the project began in October this year.
The 860-metre stretch is being constructed from Bhima Bhoi Park at Bhima Bhoi Nagar and will connect NH 6 near WESCO office.
Deputy Executive Engineer of Public Works Department (PWD), Division I, Sambalpur, Narayan Patel said, “The new road is being constructed at an estimated cost of `3.2 crore funded by the State Government.”
Presently, one has to travel from Laxmi Talkies Chowk to Church Chowk and then move towards the flyover in front of Gangadhar Meher University, Fatak area, Budharaja to Ainthapali before touching National Highway 6.
The new road, along the foothills of Budharaja Reserve Forest, will help ease off traffic congestion on the busy Laxmi Talkies Chowk-Ainthapali Chowk road.
People going to Industrial Estate, Baraipali, Remed area besides Burla, Hirakud and Bargarh from Budharaja, Fatak, Jagannath Colony and Church Chowk area can take the road to reach the highway faster.