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CM to inaugurate 120 crore Western Corridor Project today

Jamshedpur : The 11-km under-construction project worth Rs 120-crore passing along Subernarekha river linking Sakchi-Kadma-Sonari to Adityapur Toll bridge which was scheduled to end by June 2014 will be inaugurated tomorrow. CM Raghubar Das will inaugurate the much awaited project at 5: 30 pm on Saturday.

“We were working on the project. We tried our best to solve the issues over encroachment issues as there were logistics involved. We resolved to go ahead with the construction of roads with a reduced width of lane on one side on the disputed site,” said an official. Road construction has been completed in almost 100 per cent of the 10 km stretch.

Officials informed that plantation of plants on the median has also started. Steps would be taken for the beautification of the road.

Notably, the 10-kilometres-long marine drive is being set up to keep the steel city free from the movement of heavy vehicles from inside the city. 

The Rs 120 crores worth project which comes under the Tata Steel’s Western Corridor Project was started in June 2012 and was scheduled to be end by June 2014.  But due to the encroachment hurdle along Kadma side, the work was suspended at the side where there was encroachment.

It may be mentioned that in view of the expansion plans of Tata Steel and other Tata Group companies in Jamshedpur, Tata Steel Limited had engaged reputed Consultant M/s L & T Rambole and M/s Consulting Engineering Services of Delhi to do a transport study of Jamshedpur.

The management of the steel major had declared that the vehicular communication through the marine drive will start soon through one side of the under-constructed marine drive. 

The company had declared that the vehicular will start plying through one side of the marine drive the work of which was supposed to be completed in the April this year. 

After the new arrangement with the bustee dwellers, the company had expected that the marine drive work will be completed in the next three months.

Notably, the nine-kilometres-long marine drive is being set up to keep the steel city free from the movement of heavy vehicles from inside the city.  The Rs 120 crores worth project which comes under the Tata Steel’s Wester Corridor Project was started in June 2012 and was scheduled to be end by June 2014. 

But due to the encroachment hurdle along Kadma side, the work was suspended at the side where there was encroachment.

East Singhbhum deputy commissioner, Amitabh Kaushal said that the administration supported for removing the encroachment from along the marine-drive project provided that the Tata Steel get the project executed speedily.

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