Cabinet approves bridge over Subarnarekha | Bhubaneswar News


Bhubaneswar: At a significant infrastructure drive at Balasore district, the nation cupboard on Tuesday accepted the tender for a bridge across the Subarnarekha river.
The 993-metre long and 62-metre wide bridge, to be manufactured with an investment of Rs 138. 75 crore, will offer direct connection between Baliapal and Bhograi cubes from the district.
“The Subarnarekha river is making a barrier between the economically and culturally significant places on each side of the river. The bridge will guarantee connectivity increase into the economically and culturally important areas like Subarnarekha mouth jack, Chandaneswar, Bhusandeswar and Talsari shore,” state functions secretary Krishan Kumar stated.
“Besides lessening the space between Baliapal and Bhograi cubes, the bridge will also aid in economic development of the folks who live in the region,” Kumar added.
While seven exemptions had competent to execute the bridge job, the nation cabinet chosen infrastructure-giant L&T Geo. The project, targeted to be finished inside 30 months, will be developed with financing from the Central Road Fund, stated an official source.
Implementation of this proposed bridge is important in light of the approaching port in Subarnarekha mouth in addition to a mega petrochemical complex and downstream businesses in Baliapal block. Since the state government has intended to develop Talsari shore and neighboring regions in Balasore district, the bridge will act as a significant boost to street communication.
Among others, the country cabinet gave its nod to the Odisha Goods and Services Tax (amendment) Bill, 2020, that is tabled in the coming session of this meeting, scheduled in September 29.
“Following recommendations of this GST council, the Union and state authorities made crucial changes in the fundamental GST and say GST functions, respectively. Thus, the central authorities had made some alterations and we’d promulgated two ordinances to facilitate expansion of dates for filing returns in perspective of Covid-19. The proposed bill will replace two ordinances,” state fund secretary Ashok Kumar Meena said.
The proposed bill will also offer specific facilities to the tax payers and tax jurisdictions. The bill also suggests stringent penal provisions for withdrawing input in a deceptive manner making it a cognizable and non-bailable offence. The invoice will be tabled as a money bill in the meeting. The invoice will have provision to expand the due date in the event of war, epidemic, flood, fire, cyclone, earthquake and drought.
The cabinet also approved modification of this Odisha Local Fund Audit Act, 1948, to add electronic mode of support for surcharge finds and orders.


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