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Odisha CM inagurates ‘Mahatma Gandhi Setu’ on Kushabhadra River, Balianta

ONI Bureau:  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated ‘Mahatma Gandhi Setu’ over Kushabhadra River at Balianta in Khurda district to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Reportedly, the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Bridge has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 27 crore.The Chief Minister also flagged off the ‘Gandhi Jyoti Yatra’ from Gandhi Smruti Peetha at Balianta and inaugurated a photo exhibition there named as ‘Gandhiji & Odisha’.

Earlier, the State Government decided to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi for two years from October 2 this year. Gandhiji’s birth anniversary would be celebrated in schools, colleges, urban local bodies, blocks and gram panchayats.

The CM also laid the foundation stone for Smart modular stainless steel toilets and flagged off Mechanical sweeping machines near NICCO Park Square in Bhubaneswar.