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Jharia meet on tracks derailed

Dhanbad, Jan. 5: A Jharia Rehabilitation and Development Authority (JRDA) meeting to discuss realignment of railway tracks from the fire affected areas of Jharia failed to produce any result today due to the alleged apathy of concerned officials of East Central Railwayís Dhanbad division and South Eastern Railwayís Adra division.

South Eastern Railway apparently failed to submit comments over the proposed realignment, forcing the district administration to write to the state government for directions.

Infrastructure major Rites, which has been asked to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for rail and road diversion in Jharia, suggested realignment of all four lines running through the area.

The Dhanbad division, however, did provide a copy of its comments sent to Rites during the meeting.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Dhanbad deputy commissioner Sunil Kumar Burnwal expressed shock over the casual approach of the railway authorities. He said the state would be approached to take up the issue with the coal ministry and rail ministry.

ďSuch an approach will only make a mess of the displacement and rehabilitation issue,Ē the deputy commissioner said. District public relations officer Rashmi Sinha said a representative of Adra division who attended the meeting said any decision regarding rail diversion could only be taken at the zonal level by the general manager of the South Eastern Railways.

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