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Tata Steel’s 2014 goal: a better city

If you find the city roads repaired and better infrastructure in Jamshedpur in 2014, thank Tata Steel.

For, the steel major has promised to offer denizens better infrastructure and improved quality of life as part of its New Year resolutions.

New managing director T.V. Narendran, while extending his warm wishes to Jamshedpur residents at a New Year cake cutting ceremony at Centre for Excellence on Wednesday, promised infrastructure upgrade with special emphasis on roads. Utility provider Jusco will carry out necessary works.

He also stressed on the need for participation by one and all for all-around growth of the city.

“Jamshedpur is a brand in itself. We are looking forward to citizens’ support for creating a positive environment, where all can work as partners in making the city a better place to live ,” he added.

The corporate honcho is also optimistic about the ambitious eastern and western corridor projects that aim to ease traffic congestion and ensure hassle-free commuting.

He said work on the 9km-long Marine Drive, which is the sole approach to Adityapur toll bridge from Jamshedpur side and part of the western corridor project, was expected to be completed by June this year.

He added that the steel major was also going to focus on the 6MT greenfield project at Odisha’s Kalinganagar.

Talking about the revival of the ailing Incab Industries Limited, Narendran said the matter was pending in the court.

“Once the legal tangles are cleared, it will pave the way for the takeover of the company,” Narendran added.

After the function at the Centre for Excellence, he visited Jusco’s corporate office in Bistupur to attend a similar ceremony. There he asked Jusco to meet the expectations of all stakeholders and sought ideas from the civic guardian as well as citizens on how Jamshedpur should look 20-30 years down the line.

“We have always been one of the most liveable cities in the country and we want to keep it that way. All of us, as responsible citizens, can help take this city forward,” he added.

Soon after becoming the managing director on November 1 last year, Narendran had outlined the corporate major’s vision for Jamshedpur for the next 100 years.

The company has even roped in an international agency to draft a master plan for the steel city.

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