ULBs in Odisha to be upgraded with pavered roads

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Bhubaneswar: All the kutcha and WBM roads in all the ULBs are to be upgraded to pavered roads to enhance the livability of the cities.

As part of transformative urban governance under 5T the state government has decided to upgrade all the kutcha and WBM roads in all the ULBs to pavered roads.

G Mathi Vathanan, principal secretary, Housing & Urban Development has issued instructions to all the ULBs, and asked it to be completed by October 2023.

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 principal secretary has directed that the surveyed and validated list of kutcha and WBM roads along with geo-coordinates be submitted by the ULBs for upgradation.

The scope of work for upgradation 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.

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 May 5.

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