Jamshedpur, March 13: The Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday laid the foundation stone for nine road projects worth Rs 255 crore.
The projects to be executed by the state road construction department included a four-lane Domuhani Bridge over river Subernarekha connecting the Marine Drive in Sonari (at Jamshedpur in East Singhbhum) with NH-33 at Kanderbera (in Chandil, Seraikela-Kharsawan), the Jadugora-Sundernagar Road, an elevated road corridor near Jadugora on Hata-Mosabani Road, Tatanagar railway station- Baroda Ghat Road, Galudih-Narsinghpur Road (connecting NH-33 with Bengal border), Dhalbhumgarh-Rautara Road (it will connect 11 revenue villages of Dhalbhumgarh block directly with NH-33), Telco Dhobi Ghat-Barabanki Road this road will reduce traffic load of heavy vehicles in steel city), Asanboni-Patamda Road and Kanderbera-Domuhani Road (which will connect to the four lane Domuhani Bridge).
Addressing the gathering at foundation stone laying ceremony organized at Domuhani in Sonari, the Chief Minister said that his government is focussing on infrastructure development.
In the next two years his government will spread road network in both urban and rural areas in a way that it will hardly take one hour to reach a district headquarter from a remote block.
“We want to build world class roads across the State. We are coming up with several ambitious road projects which will not only reduce inter-state and inter-district travel time but will also reduce the load of heavy traffic on the main cities,” he said.
Be aware of anti socials, they are indulged in destroying the social fabric and pace of development, said Das and also warned the anti socials and said – ‘don’t try to disrupt development process, otherwise law will handle you’.
Das said, his govt. is trying to develop the basic infrastructure and new road, bridge and culvert projects are getting shape.
He further said, in the state budget 2016-17 Rs 4200 crore has been allotted for above projects. Under PMGSY Rs 23 crore have been allocated for quality rural road development, through which 40 mm quality roads are being constructed. CM said, Govt. has separately planned to get rural roads up to 35 Km built on the recommendations of MLA’s, provision for the same has been made in 2016-17 budget.
CM mentioned about the separate agriculture budget of his govt. and elaborated the 1000 crore extra budgetary provision for this. He said, Jharkhand govt. is concentrating on rural development & women empowerment. Mentioning the gender budget Mr. Das said, 43 % of budget allotment has been earmarked for women related schemes.
For empowering tribal women SHG’s will get 1 lakh and unemployed youths will be given 2 lakhs. Mr. Das conveyed the gathering about scheme of Govt. grant for purchase of 2 cows, especially designed for rural house wives.
CM appealed the gathering to avail the facilities tendered by Govt. for ‘SABKA SATH, SABKA VIKAS’.
He said, according to the requirement proposed by gram panchayats schemes will be implemented from the month of April and before 15th June maximum projects will be completed. Water conservation is the priority and people should shoulder with govt. schemes. CM concluded with the appeal to prevent tender marriage practice and promote girl education.
The Chief Minister also announced that a memorial of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, spiritual leader of Bengal will come up at Domuhani. “The spiritual teacher had visited Domuhani while he went around the country. We will soon come up with his memorial at Domuhani,” said Das. He also informed that Tata Steel will be roped in for developing a park along the river Subernarekha.
State food and civil supplies minister Saryu Rai, who is also the local MLA, said that the Domuhani Bridge will reduce the travel time between Jamshedpur and Ranchi by at least half-an-hour.