A proposed 4.5km-road, expected to decongest NH-32 in Dhanbad town, moved a step closer to reality with infrastructure consultants Rites presenting a feasibility report during a review meeting held at the district collectorate on Tuesday.
The proposed road, from Jharkhand More in Dhanbad town to Godhar More, is being built at a cost of Rs 30 crore and is expected to clear familiar bottlenecks on the highway between the coal capital and Bokaro, namely, Bank More, Gaya Bridge, Sharmik Chowk, Puja Talkies Chowk, Court More, Police lines and Hirapur.
The 45-minute meeting, chaired by Dhanbad deputy commissioner Prashant Kumar, was attended by of a host of officials of the district administration and BCCL, Jharia Rehabilitation Development Authority (JRDA) and Dhanbad division of East Central Railway among others.
“The road will help those coming to Dhanbad from Bokaro as they will be able to enter the coal capital from Godhar using the proposed 4.5km-link road near Jharkhand More,” explained Rites manager J.K. Khan.
According to an official who attended the meeting, the deputy commissioner sat through the presentation and asked Rites to send a copies of its feasibility report to all stake holders including, BCCL, railways and JRDA so that they could send their feedback.
A meeting of all stake holders has been called on the October 1 to discuss their feedback. Rites would then prepare a detailed project report on the link road.