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Aims & Objectives of the Organization:

To widen and strengthen the targeted (Existing) transport corridor to 2 lane road identified under Odisha State Road Project (O.S.R.P) in the state of Odisha with World Bank funding. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to remove transport bottle-necks in some identified transport corridors for greater investment and economic and social development activities in the State.

Mission/ Vision:

Odisha State Roads Project targets at removing the deficiencies in the identified road corridors by:

  1. Improving the Performance, Safety and Carrying Capacity of Priority roads in the state in an environmentally and socially sustainable way,
  2. Assisting Government of Odisha (GoO) to establish conducive policy, institutional and governance framework to improve road sector management, financing and safety.
History & Background of its Establishment:

Odisha State Roads Project (O.S.R.P) is a World Bank Funded Project implemented by Works Department (OWD) of GOO. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to remove transport bottlenecks in targeted transport corridors for greater investment and economic and social development activities in the State of Odisha. The Project Management Unit (PMU), headed by Chief Engineer(WBP) is located at Nirman Soudh, Unit - 5, Bhubaneswar

The proposals were approved by the SLPMC on EAP (State Level Project Monitoring Committee on External Aided Project), chaired by the Chief Secretary, Odisha, on 20.01.05. The preliminary proposals included 27 nos. of road project under World Bank Scheme and 14 road projects under JBIC scheme. The project cost proposed under JBIC was ₹. 715.34 Crores for 805 Km of state road and that under World Bank ₹. 1642.44 Crores for 2197 Km of state road.

After clearance from Govt. of India, a full identification mission from the World Bank comprising Dr. Binyam Reja (Task Team Leader), A.K. Swaminathan (Sr. Transport Specialist), Mohammad Hassan (Sr. Social Development Specialist), and Ernst Hunning (Institutional Development Consultant) visited the State from April 14-22, 2005 to initiate the preparation of the proposed Odisha State Roads Project (OSRP). The mission met with concerned officials of the Government of Orissa (GOO) and senior management of the Odisha Works Department (OWD), and carried out field visits to some of the proposed roads.

The World Bank team had discussed with the Finance Department for Plan provisions and necessary counterpart funding. After a detail discussion, the World Bank had agreed to:

  1. Fund a Project for improvement Road infrastructure amounting to ₹. 1200 Cr. Out of which state has to bear ₹. 200 Cr as counterpart funding. Total World Bank loan ceiling shall be US$ 225 Million. 
  2. High density road corridors having sufficient economic viability of about 1200 - 1400 Kms shall be included in the project. 
  3.  Balance roads shall be identified after carrying out a network analysis and economic viability from the balance 3700 Kms of State Highways in other phases subsequently.

At the preliminary stage, identified about 825 Km of Road Stretches to be included in the Phase-I of the Project. These roads were selected from the earlier dropped project for which a full-scale techno-economic feasibility study was carried out.

  1. Jagatpur - Salepur - Kendrapara - Chandbali - Bhadrak (SH9 & SH 9A) - 152 Km
  2. Bhadrak - Anandpur - Karanjia - Tongabilla (Jashipur) (SH 53 & SH 49) - 142 Km
  3.  Khariar - Bhawanipatna - Muniguda - Rayagada - Kereda (SH 16, SH 6 & MDR 48b) - 213 Km
  4. Berhampur - Rayagada (SH 17 & SH 4) - 201 Km
  5. Banarpal - Daspalla (MDR 18, MDR 18A & MDR 64) - 89 Km
  6. Bhanjanagar - Aska (SH - 7) - 38 Km

The World Bank however desired to check the viability of these roads by carrying out an updated techno-economic feasibility study.
The project also includes identification of road stretches to be taken up in Phase - II of the project after carrying out network analysis for all State roads.

Accordingly a domestic Consultant has been engaged from Govt of Odisha's own resources to carryout:

  1. The Economic viability of Phase - I Roads;
  2. The feasibility study & DPR of Phase - I Roads and
  3. The network analysis of all State Highways of the State and identification
    of phase II roads.

This office functions under the establishment of O/o the Engineer-in-Chief (Civil), Nirman Soudha, Odisha, Bhubaneswar of Works Department. It was established vide the office order no. FE-I(M)-8/05-22404, dtd. 21.11.05 by the Govt. of Odisha. The loan agreement with the World Bank was signed on 27th January 2009 for a total project cost of 322.5 Million US Dollars out of which 250 Million US Dollars is the loan component with effective date as April’15,2009. The original project period is from 2008 to 2014. Which has been extended up to June-2016.

The World Bank Mission had:
Agreed for a Project for improvement of about 1200 - 1400 Km State Roads with a Project size of ₹. 1480 Cr. (US$ 315 Million) with loan component of ₹. 1175 Cr. (US$ 250 Million) and counterpart funding of ₹. 305 Cr. (US$ 65 Million).

The World Bank team again visited the state during September 2005 and inspected the roads proposed by the State Government to finalise roads for inclusion in Phase-I of the project (Para -12 & Para-14 : September 2005 Aide Memoir of World Bank) . During the said visit, some of the important roads proposed under JBIC assistance (Japan Bank for International Co- operation ) was included in the Phase-I list of World Bank roads after discussion with the World Bank, since the proposal submitted to JBIC was not cleared by the Dept. of Economic Affairs, Govt. of India.

Duties to be performed to achieve the Mission:

The project management unit (PMU) under Odisha State Road Project (O.S.R.P) headed by Chief Engineer (World Bank Project) is implementing and monitoring the widening, strengthening and improving activities of indentified road corridors in the State of Odisha funded by the World Bank. The improvement work for the following road packages are under progress.

  • P01A- Bhawanipatna to Kharir Road –From Km 2/000 to Km27/200 &Km 30/000to Km 70/000 (SH-16)
  • P01B-HFL Bridge over river Tel & approach--- Km 27/200 to Km30/000
  • P02-Chandbali –Bhadrak- Anandpur Road- Km 0/000 to Km45/000 of SH-9 & Km0/000 to Km43/000 of SH-53
  • P03-Berhampur-Taptapani Road- Km0/000 to 41/210Km of SH-17
  • P04A1-Jagatpur to Nischintakoili Road-Km0/000 to Km25/000 of MDR
  • P04A2-Nischintakoili to Dhuhuria- Km25/000 to 49/000Km of MDR
  • P04B-Dhuhuria to Chandbali Road-Km49/000 to 99/000Km & Km 45/000 to Km 51/500 of (SH-9)
Main Activities/ Functions:

Overall monitoring of improvement activities on the road corridors identified to be developed under World Bank Assistance as per the guide lines of the Government of Odisha and the World Bank is the main function of Chief Engineer, (World Bank Projects) for Odisha State Road Project. The overall monitoring includes: Monitoring the Construction Supervision, Monitoring the Civil Construction, Monitoring Status of Utility shifting, Monitoring the Land acquisition status, Rehabilitation and resettlement activities along the project corridor ,monitoring, cutting of trees and plantation by OFDC,Obtain clearances from the Statutory bodies before the commencement of the relevant activities such as: Environmental Clearance, Clearance from the Pollution Control Board etc. for successful implementation of the project. Key documents: PAD, Project Agreement, Financial Management Mannual, RAP

Details of Services Rendered:

The status of the above road packages is given below:

Arrangements for Citizens' Interaction/ Public Participation:
  1. . Information on the project is uploaded and regularly updated on the website ( Feedback from the citizen is sought.
  2. Citizens can lodge complaints related to OSRP with the Complaints Handling Officer (CHO) of the project and Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the Works Department for redressal.
  3. The Project Affected People (PAPs) on the Project corridors are given the opportunities for redressal of grievances as per the approved Resettlement Action plan (RAP) including district Grievance cell headed by respective District Collectors and Rehabilitation and Peripheral Development Advisory Committees (RPDAC) headed by respective RDCs.
  4. Citizen interaction/ Public Participation are envisaged in HIV/ AIDs and Road Safety Campaigns planned to be implemented through NGOs hired by the Project in the Project corridors.
Grievance Redress Mechanism:

The Grievance or Public displeasures related to the OSRP road corridors may be addressed to Engineer in Chief Cum Secretary to Government in Works department / Engineer in Chief (Civil), NirmanSoudha / Chief Engineer, World Bank Projects. The Complaints may also be communicated to the Chief Engineer (World Bank Projects) directly vide Email: (Please refer to the website for more) and the Complaints handling officer either by post or email.

Address of the Office & its Sub-offices:

Chief Engineer, World Bank Project, Odisha, Nirman Soudha, Keshari Nagar, Unit-V,Bhubaneswar-751001, Tel: +91-674-2396783, Fax: +91-674-2390080 Email:

Working Hours both for Office & Public:

(On All Government Working Days)

Morning Hours: 10.00 A.M.

Closing Hours: 5.00 P.M

Organizational Structure:

The state level project management unit headed by C.E. (WBP) includes Superintending Engineer, Executive Engineers, Financial Adviser, Sr. DAO, Joint Secretary (LA), Dy. EEEs, Asst. Engineers, DFO, S.D.A(Consultant),Social Expert(Consultant) and support staff for overseeing and monitoring the implementation.

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Chief Engineer, World Bank Project, Odisha
O/o- Engineer-In-Chief(Civil), Odisha.
Tel: +91-674-239 6783
Fax: +91 674 239 0080
Email : pmuosrp[at]gmail[dot]com