Bhubaneswar: In view of the massive damage to electrical infrastructure during natural calamities, Odisha Government will soon develop disaster resilient infrastructure in power sector in coastal districts of the state.
Chairing a meeting held here, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy reviewed the project on Thursday.
In the first phase, the infrastructures will be developed in Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore at a project cost of Rs 11,000 crore. In the second phase, the project will be carried out in districts like Puri, Cuttack, Khurda, Ganjam and Gajapati districts at a cost of Rs 8,000 crore.
The Chief Secretary today directed the department concerned and power distribution companies to carry out the work on a war-footing basis.
He directed them to set up a ‘Think Tank’ for proper management of technical, financial and legal aspects of the project.