The Roads Wing dominates the organization, accounting for approximately
two thirds of the total personnel currently employed in the OWD.
It is headed by a Chief Engineer Roads (CE (Roads)), reporting
on the Wings activities to the EiC-cum-Secretary. It is
responsible for the maintenance and upgrading of approximately
16,000 km of existing SHs, MDRs and ODRs and the construction
of new roads at the state and district level. The wing is responsible
for routine and periodic maintenance together with supervision
of contracts for works on road and bridges.
The Wing comprises 7 geographically based Circles and a specialist
Mechanical Circle, each headed by a SE reporting to the CE. The
SEs in turn, supervise the activities of 43 Divisions in which
the works are actually carried out. Each of these Divisions is
managed by an EE who is responsible for implementing the work
of the OWD.
Planning and Investigation Wing
The design and planning activity in the organization, is provided
through a separate Design, Planning and Investigation Wing in
the OWD. Its head the Chief Engineer Design Planning and Investigation
(CE (DPI)) has a reporting responsibility to the EiC-cum-Secretary.
and Quality Promotion Wing
Inspection and quality control activity is under the control of
the Chief Engineer Research Development and Quality Planning (CE
(RD & QP)). Established as a research laboratory in 1965 to
cater to the need for testing of materials involved in road and
building construction the function expanded in 1982 to include
a research development and quality promotion cell.
The bulk of the investigative and reporting work of the unit is
devoted to the work undertaken in the Roads Wing. The unit is
also responsible for monitoring and reporting on the quality of
work undertaken in all the other operational Wings, including
NHs and Buildings.
In addition to responsibilities for roads, OWD has the task of
supervising the construction and maintenance of public buildings
on behalf of a wide range of State Government sector organizations.
For this purpose, the organization structure of OWD includes a
specific Wing devoted to this activity. It is headed by a Chief
Engineer Buildings (CE (B)) reporting to the EiC-cum-Secretary.
The Wing has a dedicated SE responsible for internal electrical
works including installation, repairs and maintenance of Government
buildings. Four EE's (Electrical) are also part of this Wing.
Similarly, there is a SE and 3 EE's responsible for Public Health.
Responsibility for new construction and maintenance works on the
NHs is under the control of the Chief Engineer National Highways
(CE (NH)). The CE (NH) reports to MOST for works carried out on
the National Highway network.
wing has been set up in keeping with the requirements of MOST
Wing (including Project Implementation Unit)
It is headed by the Chief Engineer Bridges (CE (Bridges)).
The Wing is now responsible for the WB funded OSRP. The
PIU for this project is part of this Wing and the Project
Coordinating Consultant reports to the CE Bridges.
Bank Project Wing
The upgrading of NH 5 from Bhubaneswar to
Jagatpur is under the control of the CE (WBP). This arrangement
was established prior to NHAI receiving a mandate for construction
and upgrading of six corridors of NHs.