201516 Odisha state budget

The Task Force will submit its report on the pipeline for FY 2019-20 by October 31, 2019, and on the indicative pipeline for FY 2021-25 by December 31, 2019.

The amount of Rs 79 crore was allocated for constructing new bridges on various routes across the state and Rs 200 crore for carrying out works in the rural sector for widening roads.

Given the expenditure of Rs 1.4 to 1.6 lakh crore per year, it could take decades to complete the projects. "It is therefore necessary to privatise," she said while presenting the Union Budget for 2019-20 in Parliament.