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Jamshedpur, March 23: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Thursday said the Central government would build roads worth over Rs 2 lakh crore in Jharkhand in the coming years. He said Jharkhand would become a progressive state.
The Union Minister said Jamshedpur was a developed city. He said the proposed double decker elevated corridor would promote development of the city as well as the entire Jharkhand state. He was addressing the gathering at Gopal Maidan in Bistupur, Jamshedpur.
Earlier, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of what is being touted as the country’s longest double decker flyover in the city here on Thursday. The proposed flyover would connect Pardih to Baliguma. The project worth Rs 1,876 crore is going to be the first such facility in the country. The foundation stone was laid at a grand programme organized at Gopal Maidan in Bistupur, Jamshedpur.
Addressing a public meeting, Gadkari said the proposed double-decker corridor will add a new chapter to the country’s glorious road network. The project has been to ease the vehicular communication between Kolkata-Ranchi route but will also augment the beauty of the steel city.
“It will be a new milestone for Jharkhand. Jamshedpur MP, Bidyut Baran Mahto has raised the demand for a double-decker elevated corridor. But what is a matter of pride for Jamshedpur is this project will be the first of its kind in the country,” said Nitin Gadkari while addressing the gathering.
The proposed elevated double-decker corridor will be 10.2 km long and will be set up between a stretch starting from Pardih Kali Mandir to Baliguma on the NH-33.
On the occasion, the Union minister laid the foundation stone online for nine other road projects across Kolhan comprising the twin districts of Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan involving over Rs 2,000 crores. Gadkari also inaugurated online the four-lane work of the Jamshedpur-Mahulia section for formally opening the stretch on the NH-33 for commuters.
At the event several senior officers of the NHAI besides dignitaries from Tata Steel and district administration were present. Former chief minister, Raghubar Das, Jamshedpur MP, Bidyut Baran Mahto and Chaibasa MP, Geeta Koda who attended the function had also addressed the gathering.
Gadkari said in his address that Jharkhand is important in the development of the country. Contributing. Coal and iron are obtained from here. Roads are the most important aspect of development. If America is moving towards development today, then the main reason for this is the smooth road. Before the Modi Government, Jharkhand had only 200 km of road, but today Jharkhand has a total of 4000 km. The National Highway has been constructed. A total of Rs 2 lakh crore is being spent in this.
Gadkari said that Jharkhand has to be made a prosperous state. Along with this, the youth will also get employment. Only if this happens, India will be able to become powerful. He described Jamshedpur as a developed and beautiful city.