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Kutcha, WBM Roads in urban areas of Odisha to be upgraded to pavered roads

Bhubaneswar: All the Kutcha and WBM Roads in urban local bodies are to be upgraded to pavered roads to enhance the livability of the Cities.

The state government has decided to carry out the upgradation as part of transformative urban Governance under 5T. The work to be completed by October 2023.

G Mathi Vathanan, Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development has issued instructions to all the ULBs.

“As mandated by the Government, all the Kutcha and WBM Lanes, bylanes, streets, roads in all ULBs are to be upgraded to pavered roads on saturation basis,” the letter read.

It has been to decided to take up the Kutcha roads in the beginning and once substantial progress is achieved in respect of Kutcha roads, the WBM roads can be upgraded subsequently.

The scope of work for up gradation of the roads must cover one year defect liability period and further two years of repair and maintenance of the constructed roads to ensure the qualitative work. For handholding support to the ULBs, one standardized draft tender document is also being sent shortly. The funds for upgradation of roads Will be sourced from UNNATI and other funds through convergence.

All have been instructed to take immediate steps for preparation of estimate and submit the requirement of funds to the department by 5th of May positively .

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