Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to inaugurate the newly constructed Gurupriya Bridge in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri district on July 18.
The work of 910- meter-long bridge has already been completed. The third-party audit of the bridge has been conducted by the seven-member team of the CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI).
The bridge will be a permanent solution for 30,000 people of 151 villages, as it is connected with the cut-off area.
The foundation stone for the bridge was laid in 1982 by the then Chief Minister JB Patnaik and again by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in 2000.