Berhampur, March 1(LocalWire): The construction of the much-awaited peripheral ring road on the outskirts of the city, to ease the congestion of traffic during peak hours, is likely to start soon.
The tender for five kilometres out of the 46.83-km four-lane-highway has been finalized with an estimated cost of Rs 25-crore.
‘The tender for the four-lane provision of the five-km road between Haladiapadara and Mahuda will start soon,’ said the superintendent engineer, public works department, Berhampur, BK Padhy.
The proposed 46.83-km long ring road is divided in three stretches and will be executed by the works department, state government and National Highway circle.
The stretches are from Raghunathpur to Ratanapur (13.68-km), Ratanapur to Haladiapadar (15.35-km) and Haladiapadara to Ragunathpur (17.80-km).
The government has already sanctioned Rs 29.05 crore for the purchase of around 169 acres of private land.
‘The process of land acquisition is on by issuing notice to the concerned people of 13 villages,’ Mr
Around 198.37-acres, including private (169.19 acres) and government (29.18-acres) land would be acquired for the construction of the ring road.