Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has asked Collectors of three districts to expedite the issuance of ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) to Railways for construction of subways in replacement of level crossings.
The Works Department has written a letter asking Collectors of Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh districts to speed up issuance of NOC in favour of South Eastern Railway (SE Rly) for closure of 70 level crossings and construction of subways as their replacement.
The letter says that in replacement of level crossings railways will construct adequately sized subways for the passage of road traffic at 100% railway’s cost.
The Collectors have been further asked to intimate the Works Department after issuance of NOCs.
“The State government has written to all Collectors to facilitate Railway authorities for this purpose as and where required by them,” informed Prafulla Kumar Mallik, Minister Works talking to reporters here.