Odisha Chief Secretary directed to Expedite N.H. and Railway projects through constant monitoring

Odisha Chief Secretary directed to Expedite N.H. and Railway projects through constant monitoring

Bhubaneswar: July 28: The Implementation of large investment projects in the State have seen significant progress during last months because of the resolution of emerging issues and bottlenecks in the process of their implementation.  This was known from the review taken by Project Monitoring Group of Prime Ministers’ Office held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Aditya Prasad Padhi in secretariat conference hall yesterday wherein Principal Secretary Sri Pradeep Kumar Jena outlined the issues for discussion and the respective project proponents presented the updates.   Reviewing the project wise progress Chief Secretary Sri Padhi directed the project executing agencies to  expedite national highway and Railway projects through constant monitoring at ground level.

The major projects reviewed in the meeting included   Khurda-Bolangir new rail link project  with estimated cost of Rs.3550 cr , Sabamlpur-Bamur doubling with estimated cost of Rs.1111 cr., Haridaspur-Paradeep New railway line estimated at Rs.1000 cr., Talcher-Bimilagarh new rail line estimated around Rs.811 cr., Angul-Sukinda  new line project estimated around Rs. 638 cr., Chandikhol-Duburi-Talcher section of NH estimated around Rs.996 cr, Binjabahal-Teleibani section of NH-6 with estimated cost of Rs.1057 cr., Singara-Binjabahal section of NH-6 estimated around Rs.1082 cr. , Angul-Sambalpur toll road project estimated around Rs.1220 cr., Panikoili-Rimuli NH estimated at Rs.1410 cr., Rengali Irrigation Project estimated around Rs.1000 cr., OGPTL’s 765 KV line in Jharsuguda with estimated cost of Rs 1223 cr.,  Apart from these, the progress of MCL coal mining projects Balaram OCP, Bhubnaeswari OCP, Kaniha OCP, Belpahar OCP and  Siarmal OCP were also reviewed in the meeting. The field level execution of the railway projects like doubling of Kottvalasa-Koraput  rail link (estimated around 2,500cr.), 3rd and 4th rail line between Budhapark-salegaon (estimated around Rs 1,173cr.) and Vizianagaram-Sambalpur 3rd line (estimated around Rs 2,336cr) was also examined in the meeting.

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Project regarding  establishment of new medical colleges attached with exciting district or referral hospitals  in phase-II was reviewed. Secretary H&FW Sri P.K.Meherda apposed that the detailed project reports have already been prepared and submitted to Govt for approval.

The issues relating to rehabilitation, disbursement of compensation, shifting of utilities, compliance to forest diversion proposals,D.G.P.S.survey, forest clearance, issue of FRA certificate, compensatory afforestation construction of  Rehabitation colony, evacuation of encroachment  etc were discussed and resolved in the meeting.

It may be pertinent to mention here that e-PMS, an online project monitoring system has been put in place by Govt. of India to monitor the investment projects.  The system tracks and facilitates the progress of the projects.  The system includes facilities for online submission of projects, editing and updating of the projects, reviewing the projects and submission of details relating to bottlenecks, if any.  The system has been made investor friendly and it automatically eliminates duplications and inconsistencies.  Any private entrepreneur or any Department or Ministry willing to start a project can click on http//cabsec.gov.in or http//cadsec.nic.in.  to get their login credentials.

Development Commissioner Sri R.Balakrishnan, Joint Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office Sri Som Dutt Sharma,   Additional Chief Secretary Forest & Environment Sri Suresh Chnadra Mohapatra,  Principal Secretary Sri Pradeep Kumar Jena, Principal Secretary Revenue & Disaster Management Dr C.S.Kumar, Secretary Energy Sri Hemant Kumar Sharma , Principal Secretary Industry Sri Sanjeeb Chopra, PCCF Sri Sandeep Tripathy, Secretary Works Sri Nalinikanta Pradhan, Special Secretary and Commissioner Railway Coordination Sri Manoj Kumar Mishra, Member Odisha State Pollution Control Board Sri Debidatta Biswal,  Secretaries and senior officers of respective departments along with project developers participated in discussions.

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