MALKANGIRI: The much-awaited Gurupriya bridge in the cut-off region of Malkangiri will take another two years to be completed. The project has been hanging fire for decades due to Maoist problems.
The State Government has awarded the construction contract to a Kolkata-based company, Royal Infra Construction Ltd. The 910-km-long bridge project, that would cost `172.8 crore, will connect the Maoist-affected cut-off areas of Balimela reservoir with the mainland. It would provide an all-weather road connectivity to around 30,000 people of over 150 villages under eight panchayats.
Work on the project was reviewed by KBK Chief Administrator Tara Dutt here on Saturday, who asked the company officials to complete the bridge on time.