The bridge will benefit around 50,000 people of 10 panchayats in the district besides those from Kendrapara and Cuttack.
According to an offical, because of the high tides in the sea which push the rivers back, it can be said that flood waters will be released after the full moon day from September 2 onwards.
Makes aerial survey of affected areas, assures house damage assistance.
Villages in the Athgarh and Banki blocks of Cuttack district have been inundated as floodwaters from Mahanadi entered low lying areas.
Prior to the onset of monsoon, the department had identified 49 vulnerable points in river embankments in 21 districts.
Collector Manoj Kumar Mohanty informed that all residents of the villages have been shifted to safety and are being provided cooked food.
Haripur in Kujang was cut off from the rest of the district as the road leading to the village was washed away in the floods.
Pradip Pattnaik has sought intervention against change of revenue status of river bed (nadi) to anabadi (patita) in the record to pave the way for the project.
The flood in the Mahanadi river system is likely to affect coastal districts including Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh and parts of Kendrapara.
Flood in Mahanadi will affect Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Nayagarh, and Jagatsingpur districts, Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena said.
The water level has reached an alarming level in Hirakud Dam Reservoir (HDR) following incessant rainfall in the upper catchments of Mahanadi river.
200 feet of natural floodplain eroded in the flood water current recently
The case is scheduled to be taken up for hearing along with the Committee’s report which was submitted on Monday.
The Mahanadi River Water Disputes Tribunal has set August 29 date for further proceeding after hearing the Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments on the issue.
The Tribunal, which received some additional documents from Odisha, also directed the Centre to provide the documents to the Chhattisgarh government.