Road secretary orders expedite in construction of approach roads to bridges over Subernarekha river


    Road linking project at Domuhani to be completed by November

    Jamshedpur, June 14 : Road construction department secretary, Kamal Kishore Soan, has ordered expedite in construction of approach roads to much awaited two bridges over Subernarekha river.The road secretary on Thursday after inspection and review meeting at East Singhbhum district collectorate gave the instructions.
    Soan visited the completed bridge at Govindpur (near Telco) and Domuhani (near Sonari), and then reviewed road and bridge projects in East Singhbhum district and Seraikela-Kharsawan district.

    Address the media he said, It think it is a major project that will pave way for better traffic management. We have discussed issues related to construction of approach roads and I have asked the authorities to complete at the earliest.”

    Incidentally, Rs 41-crore four-lane Domuhani Bridge (252 meter long bridge) was completed in February this year and aims to link Sonari (in Jamshedpur) to Dobo (in Seraikela-Kharsawan district). The 252-meter long four-lane bridge (dual-carriageway) with each carriageway of nearly 8.5 meters and pedestrian pathway on each flanks of 1.5 meters will have the Sonari side of the proposed bridge reaching out to SwarnVihar and the Chandil side will connect to a village called Dobo. From Dobo, an approach road (nearly 6 km) is to be constructed which would will lead to Kanderbera(near Chandil) and then meet NH-33.
    However, the bridge is not open for operation of heavy vehicles as work on the approach road (over 7 km) connecting Domuhani bridge with Kandrabera on NH-33 has been delayed due to land compensation issues to raiyyats (land owners).

    Once the bridge becomes operational, the commuters would use the Kandra-Chandilbridge for having a easy ride to reach Jamshedpur from Chandil or Ranchi.

    Similarly, the 350-meter long Rs 11-crore double-lane bridge at Luabasa was completed in 2016. But, work on approach roads on both end of the bridge to Luabasa and nearly 6.5 km linking Chandni Chowk (near Pipla along NH-33) to the bridge is yet to start due to land compensation issues.

    “We have ordered the executive engineer of the road construction department East Singhbhum Sanjay Singh to start construction work on the approach roads in Govindpur from August 15 this year by taking out tenders immediately. While another round of meeting will be held with Seraikela-Kharsawan DC (ChhaviRanjan) and road construction officials at Ranchi on June 18 on approach road issues of Domuhani.

    We want the approach road linking Domuhani to be completed by November. We will get the land compensation amount (nearly 27 crore) sanctioned soon and also get the displaced families rehabilitated and resettled,” said Soan, who also holds charge as land revenue secretary.


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