Dhanbad: Lifeline of Dhanbad – Bank More flyover resumed operation this morning at around 7 am after a mega block of 79 hours for load testing purpose, which was carried out by Subudhi Techno Engineers Pvt Ltd at the behest of Dhanbad District Administration.
The load testing however dispelled the apprehension about the vulnerability of flyover. Talking to media, Vidyadhar Panda, Project Manager of Subudhi Techno Engineers Pvt Ltd said, “The flyover is in good condition and it is in no danger for the next five to ten years even without repairing but it’s life can be increased for 20 to 25 years after full fledged repair work.”
Notably, during the comprehensive load testing work of the bridge, carried out from 12 am of September 30 to 7 am of October 3 the load capacity of its 12 pillars were done by putting weight up to 100 tonnes on them.
“The weakest pillar of the bridge bent upto 3 mm after putting load of 100 tonne on it for more than 48 hours but the pillar straightened once the weight was removed,” said a representative of Subudhi Techno Engineers Pvt Ltd and added that the recovery of the pillar following the removal of the weight proved it’s strength.
BSNL to focus on its fibre -to- the- home service in Jharkhand
Chief general manager of BSNL's Jharkhand circle K K Singh addressing BSNL's Foundation Day celebration in Jamshedpur on Monday. Bhola Prasad
Jamshedpur: Chief general manager of Jharkhand circle KK Singh who was here on Monday to participate in BSNL’s 22nd foundation day celebration held at Golden Iris, a banquet hall in Golmuri mentioned that their emphasis would be on emerging as a top telecom service provider in fibre technology.
Expressing happiness over the growth of BSNL’ s fibre -to- the- home (FTTH) business (also known as Bharat Fibre) Singh mentioned that the Jamshedpur Business Area of the telecom company is doing exceedingly well.
“We want the Jamshedpur Business Area to set a target of providing 1000 monthly FTTH connections. Ranchi is also picking up the FTTH business,” said Singh.
The Jamshedpur Business Area of BSNL currently provides around 750 monthly FTTH connections. So far the Jamshedpur Business Area has provided a total of over 17,000 FTTH connections. FTTH is the technology of bringing high-speed internet services using fibre optic straight away from the operator's switching equipment to a home.
BSNL's Bharat Fibre service delivers high speed internet service at home using optic fiber replacing the existing cable infrastructure. The business gained pace during pandemic.
Traders demand withdrawal of Sunday lockdown
A view of Park Market in Hirapur on Monday Gautam Dey
Dhanbad: Coal town traders are facing a difficult situation due lesser footfall ahead of festive season. Upset with reduced business ahead of Durga Puja they are now demanding for the withdrawal of the Sunday lockdown that has been announced to ensure some liquidity in the market. They are demanding permission for the public to shop during the lockdown.
The traders under the banner of chamber of commerce also sent out a tweet to Chief Minister, Hemant Soren demanding withdrawal of Sunday lockdown and to allow shops to remain open till 10 pm instead of 8 pm.
Md Sohrab, former president of Purana Bazar Chamber of Commerce who tweeted to the Chief Minister yesterday said, “There is no logic behind the continuation of the lockdown on Sunday when the pandemic situation has improved significantly.”