��������The proposed bridge is the pet project of the ruling

BJD as the party had promised the same during electioncampaign in 2009 April.

"The second bridge over Kathajodi was a long-standingdemand of the people and it would go a long way in helping theexpansion of the city on the Western side", he added.

������ Among others, Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab, TourismMinister Debi Prasad Mishra, city Mayor S K Ghosh and a hostof MLAs from the district were present at the foundation stonelaying ceremony.

The police took at least 20 Congress activists intocustody as they opposed Patnaik''s visit to the city.

The city Congress has decided to protest Patnaik�svisit to his birthplace for alleged apathy and leglect ofchief minister towards the city.

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