Jamshedpur : Commuters, especially those riding a bike or other two-wheelers can look forward for a safe ride on the Subernarekha Link Road which passes along the old court in Sakchi before meeting the Mango bridge.
Tata Steel subsidiary, Jusco has started construction work a divider from the Mango bridge end. The divider ( or central verge having flowering plants ) will be constructed for about 1.25 Km stretch of the road connecting the Mango bridge with the Jubilee Park roundabout on the Sakchi end.
” The work for construction of the central verge has begun today on the Subernarekha Link Road. It is a part of our road widening project. The road will look like the Sakchi Boulevard Road with a central verge and two lanes on both sides. There will be a dedicated tunnel for underground cables apart from drains on both sides of the road, ” confirmed a Jusco official.
According to him, efforts are being made by the utility company to ensure that the construction of the divider is completed first. ” The work for construction of the divider is expected to take three weeks atleast,” he said.
Notably, frequent mishaps including fatal ones take place on that stretch of the Subernarekha Link Road ( also referred to as the Old Court Road ) in the absence of a road divider.
The stretch of the road, especially near the Hati – Ghora Temple and Gandhi Ghat witnesses most number of mishaps due to a steep curve and absence of a divider.
Several outfits working on traffic awareness had also raised the issue in the past and had demanded construction of a divider particularly near the Hati-Ghora Temple to check road mishaps.
DSP ( Traffic ) J Kerketta said the utility company started construction work of the divider after consulting them . ” The divider on that stretch of the road will ensure safety of the riders.
The road assumes importance as it is a link road to the main city and that a sizeable number of heavy vehicles also travels on that road on a daily basis carrying raw-materials and finished from the local industries based in Jamshedpur, ” she said.
Regular commuters welcomed the Jusco initiative. “The construction of a divider will prove boon for commuters especially two-wheeler riders who often fall victim of road mishaps, ” said Naresh Singh, a resident of Mango who commutes through that road daily to reach his office in Bistupur.