The Union government has directed the NHAI to handover the road from Dochakki to Atharbanki to the Paradip Port Trust
Contractors Sidhart Pradhan, Pritish Samal, Rajat Swain and others alleged that they have been living in pathetic condition due to non-payment of final dues for last two years.
Police has also sent signature of an employee of Trikshakti Shipping Pvt Ltd to the Handwriting Bureau in Bhubaneswar after the company director alleged forgery by another stevedoring agency.
In last 10 days, the department has seized 10 vehicles and imposed a fine of Rs 75,000 on the owners for using goods vehicles for transport of labourers to work sites in the port town.
A senior PPT officer admitted that vacancies in major posts have delayed infrastructure related activities but in-charge officials are handling cargo and other works.
Sources said that water has accumulated near the boundary wall due to the incessant rains in the last few days.
Locals alleged that a road constructed by IOCL and installation of bamboo fishing nets in two creeks close to Pradip Refinery have been blocking drainage of backwaters.
Sources said, in the last 15 years, the land mafia has become increasingly active and encroached on government land in and around Kujang and Paradip.
The incident occurred when Satya Subrat Mishra, had gone to the Atharbanki CHC with his wife to avail treatment for his one-year-old child and the child specialist was absent, according to sources.
The plant doubles production capacity to 12 million tonne, making it the largest single-location pelletisation complex in the country.
All precautionary measures were taken and cargo was loaded carefully keeping safety of the ship and port in mind.
They have started taking law into their hands by nabbing miscreants and punishing them due to alleged police inaction.
Sources said the victim was performing her duty in the hospital on Tuesday night when Badal Singh allegedly grabbed her hand and forced himself on her.
Apparently, the person on the bike, Sasikant Muduli, was on his way to SCB Medical College and Hospital and in a hurry, bumped into the rear of the car.
The Kujang daily market reopened after a gap of 28 days only to witness a mad rush of people in violation of safety guidelines on Tuesday.