Odisha

Even Block, Tehsil HQ Roads In Odisha Now Classified As ‘Urban Roads’

**Bhubaneswar: ** Even though the Block and Tehsil headquarters are normally known to be a part and parcel of the rural belt, the Works Department of Odisha Government in its fresh notification has classified the roads falling within the limits of Block and Tehsil headquarters as ‘urban roads’.

In its notification issued on April 12, the Works Department has classified all its road sections falling within the Block and Tehsil headquarters as ‘urban roads’ apart from the road sections falling within the limits of Municipal Corporations, Municipality, NAC and Sub-Divisional headquarters.

“These roads shall be improved taking all urban characteristics into account under State Plan for improvement of Urban Roads,” the notification mentions.

It has also been highlighted, “This notification does not cover National Highways passing through Urban Areas.”

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