|The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had received proposals for development of road connectivity to six non-major ports in the State of Odisha, viz. Astranga, Baliharachandi, Gopalpur, Dhamara, Chudamani and Subarnarekha, from the State Government of Odisha.
Initially, feasibility study for four lane connectivity to these non-major ports was awarded to two consultants in February, 2012. Subsequently, the State Government of Odisha decided to prepare feasibility study report by themselves. Accordingly, NHAI has suspended the contract agreements.
This was stated by Sh Sarvey Sathyanarayana, the Minister of State for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in response to a written question in Rajya Sabha today.