To ease traffic problem in Berhampur, the Berhampur Development Authority (BDA) has proposed construction of a ring road, a bypass and an internal bypass in different locations. The decision was taken at the development authority meeting held in the town on March1. The proposed 52-km ring road will cover Ragunathpur, Ratanapur, Digapahandi Road, Chikiti Road, Haladiapadar, National Highway 5, Korapalli, University Road, Golabandh Gate and Ragunathpur.
Similarly 13-km bypass will be from Alakapur to Ratanpur and the internal bypass road will connect First Gate and Jagannathpur. The cost of the projects will be estimated after preparation of detailed project reports (DPRs), said chairman of the development authority Kailash Rana.
He said that when these road projects will be completed, traffic congestion in the town will be solved. The urban body has also approved construction of three bus stands at Haladiapadar, on the outskirts of the town, Chhatrapur and Gopalpur. It has also decided to construct over 120 houses under different categories at Bibeka Bihar, Rana informed.