Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that after coming to power four years ago his government accepted the challenges as opportunities and took the state further on the path of progress.
Addressing the people after inaugurating Phase 7 of the Ranchi Ring Road and laying the foundation stone for Ranchi drinking water supply scheme and construction of required infrastructure for the Smart City here he said that the present government does not believe in making fake promises but deliver on the promises which are made to the people.
He said that he had promised to the people of Ratu that a bridge would be constructed at a cost of Rs 22 crore and added that Phase 7 of the Ring road which has been pending for the last so many years has been completed at a cost of Rs 452 crores while foundation has been laid for Ranchi urban drinking water supply scheme worth Rs 290 crore and along with that Foundation has been also laid for various infrastructure related construction work to be executed under the Smart City project being executed in HEC worth a total of Rs 513 crore. The Chief Minister said that after formation of Jharkhand population has increased and keeping in mind the rising number of people it is the focus of the government to provide them with better facilities including that of roads drinking water supply and power.
He said that the work for Ranchi Ring Road Phase 1 and phase 2 would be visible on the ground from April and the remaining 25.3 km would also be linked with the Ring Road as this work is with NHAI and said that some problems which were faced have been solved in coordination with the central government and said that once completed travelling in the area would become much easier.
Mr Das said that the state government was building pucca homes for the poor along with the toilets and pointed that 4 years ago the ODF percentage in the state was 18 pc which has now increased to 99 pc. He said that under PMAY 5 lakh homes have been built in the state and work was on another 3 lakh homes and by the year 2022 the state government would build another 5 lakh homes for the poor.
He said that the poor families are also being provided gas cylinder in the state and in this work, no discrimination is being made and people from all sections of the society are getting advantage of this scheme.
He said that on the likes of the cities the villages too would be illuminated for which a sum of Rs 600 crore has been transferred into the account of more than 4000 mukhiyas of the state while in March again Rs 600 crore would be given which means each Panchayat would get Rs 26 lakh for development which should be used for putting up street lights and building roads before the rains using Paver blocks. He said that a sum of Rs 500 Crore is being used to provide drinking water through pipelines in tribals and Dalit dominated villages.
Adding further he said that soon 24 hours of power would be available in the state for which construction of 81 grids and 257 substations work on he said adding that the government wanted to make the development of Jharkhand talk of the world as the state was full of land resources mineral wealth and trained manpower.
The Chief Minister said while travelling on the roads the people should be in discipline and follow the rules as a minor mistake can be like threatening and said that driving in competition is not good and said that whether people are from political parties youth or officials all should follow the traffic rules and said that seat belts should be worn while driving while on two-wheelers people should wear the helmet.
Those present on the occasion also included Urban Development Minister CP Singh Ranchi Mayor Asha Lakra MLAs Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of various government departments.