Jamshedpur: National Highway 33, which links Ranchi to Mahulia, will be repaired in next one and a half year. This was announced on Wednesday by the MP of Jamshedpur Bidyut Baran Mahato.
Addressing a press meet, the MP said the NH33 is top on the list of priorities for the Central and state governments. “NH33 is the lifeline of Jamshedpur, Ranchi and adjoining areas. It links the four states of Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand and hence is the backbone of road transport system in the region.
We understand its importance. This is why we have decided to expedite the highway repair project in the larger interest of the people,” he said.
The MP said the poor condition of the highway has given rise to several major and fatal accidents in the last several years and many families were devastated. Our sentiments are with the aggrieved families, he said.
The MP assured that the highway will no more ruin families as the Central government and the government of Jharkhand had decided to repair it.
Mahato said a tender of Rs 391.87 crore for widening of the four-lane NH has been floated on 25th September last. The widening of highway will take place from Chilgu village up to Mahulia, Ghatsila. The project will be awarded with a condition that the work should be completed by June 2020.
Mahato said the government had blacklisted the erstwhile road construction agency Madhucon for delaying the project. He said the Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had taken his request for NH repair seriously and taken necessary steps to start action on it.