The Government has set up a Regional Office headed by Chief General Manager for the four laning project of NH-18 (Old NH-5) from Fuladi Chowk Balasore to Jharpolkharia with NH-49 under Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) mode, Shri. Sarvey Sathyanarayana, the Minister of State for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said. Based on the requirement for ensuring better and closer liaison with the State Governments and to expedite the pre-construction activities of the projects, 17 Regional Offices have been established by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at various locations in the country including Bhubaneshwar for the State of Orissa.
One Manager (Technical) is already posted at Balasore under the control of Chief General Manager (CGM), Bhubaneshwar Regional Office, to look after the works from Chandikhole to Balasore and Fuladi Chowk to Jharpokharia in the State of Orissa. Details of works undertaken and completed by the Bhubaneshwar Regional Office under the control of CGM, Bhubaneshwar till date are placed at Annexure. Land acquisition, Forest Clearances etc. required for projects are being undertaken/persuaded by the Chief General Manager in-Charge of Regional Offices.