Ahead of by-elections in Tirtol Assembly constituency, the Odisha Government on Friday approved construction of a high level bridge over River Mahanadi on Tirtol-Posal-Sankheswar road at a cost of Rs 118.56 crore in Jagatsinghpur district.
The 888.89 metre bridge will provide all weather connectivity between Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara, benefiting more than 50,000 people. The Rural Works Department has floated the tender for the purpose.
The two by-elections would be unprecedented as they would be the first polls when a protocol comprising several measures such as wearing of mask, maintaining social distance and frequent washing of hands would be strictly adhered to.
The Election Commission of India is set to announce schedule for the two by-elections for Balasore and Tirtol Assembly segments today.