Jamshedpur: Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday laid the foundation stone online for the ambitious elevated double-decker corridor on the NH-33 along the steel city. The project worth Rs 1,876 crore is going to be the first such facility in the country.
While addressing a public meeting at Gopal Maidan in Bistupur during the online foundation stone-laying ceremony, Gadkari said the proposed double-decker corridor will not only ease the vehicular communication between Calcutta-Ranchi route but will also augment the beauty of the steel city. “A facility like a double-decker corridor was a prolonged demand from the Jamshedpur MP, Bidyut Baran Mahto.
Keeping the usefulness of such a facility and the contribution of Jharkhand to the development of the country, we decided to meet the demand. 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-kms long and will be set up between a stretch starting from Pardih Kali Mandir to Baliguma on the NH-33. During this 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-laning work of the Jamshedpur-Mahulia section for formally opening the stretch on the NH-33 for commuters. On the occasion, 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.