Jamshedpur, Dec. 6: With over-bridge construction on his mind, the MP of Jamshedpur Vidyut Varan Mahato on Tuesday visited the Rail Bhawan in New Delhi.
He is putting pressure on the railway administration for the commencement of work for the proposed railway over-bridge (ROB) in Jugsalai near the railway level crossing which has been pending over the years.
MP met personal secretary of Rajen Gohain, the Minister of State for Railways. Minister’s personal secretary informed that they had sought a report from General Manager of South Eastern Railway in this regard.
Replying to which the general manager said that they had a meeting with the Jamshedpur MP on the subject four to five days back and a U-shaped over-bridge would come up, the plan for which will be finalized in the next one week or so.
The GM also informed the personal secretary of the railway minister that some land would have be take on lease then only the construction work would begin.
He also said that a cost would also come up for taking land on lease. Against which the secretary to the minister said to GM that railway board will provide all possible help as and when the proposal comes up. After getting the updated information, the MP called up Chief Minister Raghubar Das and told him about the current status of the over-bridge construction project.
The CM assured the MP that state government is ready to take up the cost. MP said that he has raised the matter with union railway minister Suresh Prabhu, Minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha and Rajen Gohain. Acting on which all the three ministers have written to GM of South Eastern railway and asked to take action immediately.
Mahato said that chief minister Raghubar Das will visit New Delhi on Wednesday and if needed will again raise up the matter.
It may be noted that the railway has finalized the blueprint for the Rs 21.54 crore project. The road over bridge is a long pending demand of the people residing at Jugsalai.
Sources informed that out of the Rs 21.54 crores funds, Rs 9.77 crores will be spent by the railways, where as the remaining Rs 11.77 crores will be borne by the state government. The road over bridge would ensure smooth traffic and avoid decongestion as the commuters face it now while crossing the level crossing.
The existing Jugsalai roundabout will remain where it is not, but its size will be reduced marginally.