ROAD TRANSPORT IN BARGARH DISTRICT. Old Time Trade Routes in the District.
In the preceding days prior to pre-independence there were no specific trade routes in the District to facilitate trade. Hence, the trading was done through river by boats and by pedestal roads through bullock carts. However, after independence, our democratic Government have taken up improvement of routes for easy conveyance of the public and transporting of goods from time to time. The newly created Bargarh District after separation from earst-while Sambalpur District came into existence w.e.f.01.04.1993. Trade routes have been developed through various Govt. schemes i.e. Pradhan Mantri Gramya Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), conversion of S.H into N.H, construction of 04 way lanes on N.H, widening of roads, construction/ improvement of canal roads, forest roads, eradication of diversions, strengthening of culverts, bridges, erection of traffic symbol/ signal at vulnerable points of S.H/ N.H. etc.Road Transport.The following categories of Roads are available in the District such as National Highway, P.W.D Roads, R.D. Roads, Panchayat Samiti Road, Gram Panchayat Road, Village Road, Canal Road, Forest Road etc. Construction and maintenance of the above roads are undertaken by the respective Departments of Government. The details of the list of such roads can be available at respective Headquarters. However, the details of N.H. and S.H. of the Dsitrict are furnished below:-N.H-06 begins from border of Sambalpur District i.e. Godbhaga to Luhurachati i.e. end of Bargarh District & Odisha State covering around 70 kms.This N.H. connects to Chhatisgarh State on the west and Sambalpur District on the east. Since this check gate is a boarder state check gate huge number of vehicles pass through this route from Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and such other state. This N.H-6 has been widened and converted to 04 way lanes.N.H-201 passes in the District begins from Bargarh to Sujia via- Barpali around 30 kms. and towards Boriguma in Koraput District. Previously this was State Highway and in the year 2006 this was converted to National Highway. This N.H. has started from Bargarh and on the south connects to Bolangir District covering Bargarh, Sonepur, Bolangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi & Koraput Districts of Odisha State.
The following P.W.D./ R.D./ S.H. roads are located in the District.
1 Godbhaga to Turum connects to Sonepur District.
2 Bargarh to Bheden & Bheden to Sonepur District border.
3 Bargarh to Ruchida via-Bhatli, Ambabhona connects to Chhatisgarh State.
4 Bargarh to Bijepur & Bijepur to Sohela.
5 Bijepur to Gaisilet connects to Bolangir District.
6 Sohela to Paikmal &Jamseth via-Padampur connects to Nuapada District.
7 Diptipur to Gaisilet via- Telmahul.
8 Paikmal to Jharbandh, Jagdalpur connects to Chhatisgarh State.
9 Bargarh to Kumbho via- Ambabhona, Bhukta connects to Chhatisgarh State.
Bargarh Revenue district was created on 01.04.1993. After creation of New Districts it was felt to have a (R&B) Division at Bargarh. Hence, as per Works Department Resolution No.16816 dated.26.09.2002, Burla (R&B) Division was renamed Bargarh (R&B) Division with its office shifted to Bargarh and started functioning from 12.07.2004.Bargarh (R&B) Division has the jurisdiction spreading over Bargarh District, Burla N.A.C. & part of Dhankauda Block of Sambalpur district. The division headed by an executive engineer is subdivided in to four subdivisions, headed by assistant engineers. These are again subdivided into sections headed by junior engineers for smooth management,.