Bhubaneswar: The Rs 1000 crore Haridaspur-Paradip railway line would be ready for train services by the end of this week.
The big ticket project monitoring committee headed by chief secretary, AP Padhi, reviewed the progress of the project which is critical for transportation of coal and iron ore from mines head to the Paradip port for export.
The committee, which met here on Firday, reviewed the progress of 26 projects entailing an investment of Rs 54,000 crore. The meeting discussed about the problems like land acquisition, land handover, compensation to land losers, forest and environment clearance, compensatory afforestation, removal of encroachments faced by the project. State project management cell chief Pradip Jena presented the cases.
The meeting was told that land for 112 km of the Rs 3,550 crore Khorda Road-Bolangir railway lines has been handed over the railway authorities. Land acquisition process for the remaining land has been expedited.
Similarly, the committee reviewed the progress of the Rs 1130 crore doubling of Bansapani-Jakhapua railwayline, Rs 1149.98 crore Rourkela-Jharsuguda line, Rs 2362 crore doubling of Koraput- Signapur line, Rs 1000 crore Jarapada-Budhapanka-Talcher lines, Rs 1000 crore Bhadrak-Nirgundi, Rs 2500 crore Kotavalsa-Koraput, Rs 1173 crore Budhapanka-Salegoan line, Rs 2336 crore Vizianagram-Sambalpur line, Rs 1260 croe doubling of Sambalpur-Titlagarh line, Rs810.78 crore Talcher- Bimlagarh line, and Rs 638.50 crore Angul-Sukinda railwayline projects.
The chief secretary directed the concerned officers to clear the hurdles and expedite the project work so that those would be completed in time.
The committee took up for review the progress of Rs 1047 crore expansion of Chandikhol-Jagatpur- Bhubaneswar section of NH-5, Rs 778.15 crore Biramitrapur-Barkot NH, Rs 1057 crore Binchabahala-Tileibani NH, Rs1082.36 crore Singara-Binchabahal NH , Rs 1220.32 crore Angul-Sambalpur toll road, Rs 1220.32 Angul-Cuttack toll road, Rs 1410 crore Panikoili-Remuli NH projects.
Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd’s Belpahad, Kaniha, Bhubaneswar open cast coal mining projects were reviewed. A sum of Rs 9897. 87 crore will be invested in these projects. Similarly, the progress of Dalmia Cement’s Rs 3000 crore limestone mining project was reviwed.
Development commissioner Asit Tripathy, forest & environment additional chief secretary Suresh Mohapatra and PMO joint secretary Rajiv Agarwal were present in the review meeting.