Cuttack: As the first phase of the renovation project in this millennium-cum-silver city was over, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the revamped Taldanda Canal Road through video conferencing as a part of Odisha Government’s ambitious plan for transformation of SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) into a world-class health care institution.
Addressing the virtual inauguration ceremony, the Chief Minister said, “Cuttack’s SCB Medical College and Hospital is also known outside the State for quality treatment. The main problem of the city of Cuttack is the lack of space, which will be solved.”
The Chief Minister on the occasion also sought public support for the beautification of the beloved city of Cuttack. He also lauded the sacrifice and cooperation of the public for execution of this project.
The project was launched by the Chief Minister on March 5 this year on the occasaion of 104th birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik.
Notably, the historic city of Cuttack is the birthplace of Biju Babu.
Today’s inaugurated project has been completed in a record seven months at an estimated cost of Rs 14 crore for which the Chief Minister appreciated both the district administration and Works Department for completing this project even amid the pandemic.
Earlier on Friday, Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian had visited Cuttack in the wee hours to review the development projects on the existing Taladanda Canal left and right embankment road as part of the State Government’s plan for up-gradation of SCB Medical College and Hospital.
The Taladanda Canal embankment road will connect to the Cuttack Ring Road near the Jobra barrage for better connectivity from outer city to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.