Hemant asks NHAI to speed up road construction work in Jharkhand -

Hemant asks NHAI to speed up road construction work in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Mar 26 (UNI) Chief Minister Hemant Soren chaired a high level meeting with the officials of National Highways Authority of India here on Friday over the progress of various road construction projects in the state.

Secretary of the Road Construction Department Sunil Kumar gave a presentation over the progress of the ongoing projects in the state. During the meeting the Chief Minister asked the officials of the NHAI to complete the pending projects in the state within the stipulated time while the work which are in DPR stage the tender process should be completed within 6 months, he said.

The Chief Minister said that such roads of NH which are under the road construction department, their repair and construction work should be completed on time. He directed the officials to prepare more DPRs so that the same could be sent to the Government of India for approval.

In the meeting it was informed that a sum of Rs 52 crore has been sanctioned by NHAI for the repair of NH-75 from Kuru to Whendhamganj. Further a sum of Rs 20 crore has been approved for the repair of Koderma-Meghatari stretch on the NH-31.

The Chief Minister said that there are many areas in the state which have been selected as elephant corridors and therefore keeping the corridors in mind the roads should be constructed. He said that Jharkhand is a state having rich forest cover which is also suited for wildlife therefore things should be moved forward, taking all the factors into account.

He also asked the officials to undertake plantation drive at projects where road construction was going on. Those present on the occasion also included Chief Secretary Sukhdeo Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Rajeev Arun Ekka and others.

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