New Delhi, May 23: Union Road, Transport & Highway Ministry, secretary Sanjay Mitra informed Chief Minister Raghubar Das that working on widening the road between Deoghar and Basukinath to four lanes is included in fourth phase of NHAI.
Mitra called on the CM at his Mathura Road residence in New Delhi on Monday.
Mitra said quarterly meetings will be held between transport ministry, NHAI and state government on regular basis. These meetings will ensure the successful execution of various road projects in Jharkhand, Mitra added. He further said that National Highway 23 and 75 will also be widened to four lanes by the NHAI.
This work is worth Rs 852 crore and is scheduled from Ranchi to some kilometers before Bedo on NH 23 and from Ranchi to Bijupada on NH 75.
Mitra added that road construction project from Barhi to Hazaribagh will get go ahead by May 2016. He further added that NHAI will also make the NH 6 from from Mahulia to Behragoda four lanes together with the NH 6. This work will also shortly get go ahead.
The CM also enquired about the development in Gobindpur-Chas and Aurangabad-Barbadda 6-lane. He was informed by the Union secretary that Rs 180 crore out of Rs 500 crore has been given for land acquisition in Giridih, Hazaribagh and Dhanbad. He was also informed that the annual plan of Rs 688 crore has been accepted by the ministry and there is progress in Ranchi-Jamshedpur 6-laneing work.
Mitra added that Road Transport and National Highway Ministry has included 847 km roads in Jharkhand in its annual plan. It will cost around Rs 5000 crore.