Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Bidyut Baran Mahato raises NH 6 jam issue with CM

Jamshedpur : Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Baran Mahato today spoke to the state chief minister Raghubar Das on the issue and got the assurance of early removal of blockade.

Addressing media the local Circuit House,� Mahato said that the Chief Minister has assured him that traffic snarl on national highway, which connects three state of Jharkhand, Odisha and Bengal will be removed. The CM has also directed East Singhbhum deputy commissioner for early removal of the blockade.

This stretch becomes virtually un-motorable after showers of rains even leading to mishaps. This stretch is used by heavy vehicles and long distance buses coming from different parts of Jharkhand for going to Bengal, Odisha through Ghatshila and Baharagora.

Baharagora to Jamsola (in Odisha- a stretch of 6 km on NH-6) has led to a jam for the last 60 hours after heavy containers were stuck in the potholes. Incidentally, in July there was 120 hours jam on this particular stretch of NH after heavy vehicles were jammed in the potholes.

Mahto said that CM has asked the district administration to take immediate steps in this regard.

Sources informed that in the month of July after the 120-hours the state chief minister had asked the National Highway Authority of India officials to visit the stretch and take up immediate repair work.�

The Jamshedpur MP further said that he had met the South Eastern Railway general manager Radhey Shyam yesterday at Kolkata and requested for early sanction of ticket booking from Tatanagar on Howrah-Duronto Express.

�Railway board decided to allowed commercial stoppage for Howrah-Mumbai and Howrah-Pune Duronto Express but the ticket booking will be allowed from January 1, 2016.

However, I have requested the railway officials to allow passengers of Tatanagar to board and alight at the station even if they book ticket from Howrah,� the MP said.

He also announced that 27 high mast lights will be installed under MPLAD funds in different parts of city and outskirts before the end of this fiscal.

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