The Telegraph
Sunday , February 17 , 2013
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Facelift for Ranchi roads

Ranchi, Feb. 16: The district administration today hand over maintenance and beautification of major thoroughfares of the city to private companies after a meeting with representatives of the corporate sector.

While mining and steel major Usha Martin will take care of maintenance and tree plantation on road dividers between Satellite Colony (in front of Delhi Public School) and HEC More, JSW Steels Limited would have the onus of undertaking similar efforts between Harmu (Purana More) and Sahajanand Chowk.

The stretch between Sahajanand Chowk and a petrol pump would be taken up by Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) while the maintenance of Morabadi-based Dada-Dadi Park is now the responsibility of Hindalco Industries Limited.

Abhijeet Group, which is actively pursuing its project in power and steel sectors in the state, would take care of road dividers near Zakir Hussain Park.

Albert Ekka Chowk, maintained by Vaidik Sales, would also see changes. The authorities that satisfied with the agency’s work, have decided to remove a triangular structure near Firayalal’s in the heart of the city to widen the road width.

Today’s meeting was chaired by Ranchi deputy commissioner Vinay Kumar Choubey at the district collectorate this afternoon. The meeting was attended by additional collector Dipankar Panda, district public relations officer Mukul Lakra and senior officials of various companies that included Hindalco GM J.K. Singh, JSPL’s senior deputy general manager (corporate affairs) Lt Col Samit Kumar Saha, Usha Martin’s A.K. Patodia and JSW’s R. N. Choubey.

“We will start the beautification work soon,” R. N. Choubey told The Telegraph after the meeting.

Deputy commissioner Choubey thanked the corporates for taking the initiative to spruce up city roads and hoped that more companies would come forward to help out in future.


Road stretches identified for beautification: Between Satellite Colony and HEC More,

Harmu (Purana More) and Sahajanand Chowk, Sahajanand Chowk Zakir Hussain Park.