Odisha: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Approves Cuttack’s Sikharpur Underpass Project

**Cuttack:** The proposed underpass at Sikharpur Square in Cuttack has been granted Centre’s approval.

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, in a letter to Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab, informed about the Ministry’s approval for the project.

The underpass will be constructed at Sikharpur Square in Chandikhol-Jagatpur-Bhubaneswar Section of NH-16. “The work is targeted to be completed in 18 months from the commencement date,” Gadkari’s letter read.

Bids were invited on EPC mode to execute the work and two bidders have participated. The bids are under evaluation for award of work, the Union Minister wrote in the letter.

On March 16 this year, Mahatab had written to Gadkari requesting his intervention into the proposed project and direct the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) accordingly.