Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, Tuesday inaugurated 34 wayside amenity centres across the state. Patnaik inaugurated the centres through a video conference sitting in his chamber in the state secretariat.

The amenity centres, each constructed with an investment of Rs 1.10 crore, are located along the national highways, state highways and other major roads. These will have basic facilities like food, drinking water, rest room, toilet and parking facilities for travelers. Besides, facilities like trauma care and vehicle repair units will be added to the fold in coming days.

The centres opened in Kapilasa in Dhenkanal, Odagoan in Nayagarh,  Jatamundei chhak in Cuttack and Duburi-Kalinganagar in Jajpur are among the 34 roadside amenity facilities.

A total of 50 such centres will be constructed at several places across the state.