Land trouble for bridge link resolved

Land acquisition hurdles, holding up construction of a crucial road linking Domuhani bridge, has been cleared and authorities hope that the bridge over river Subernarekha would be operational by the end of the year.

By TT Bureau in Jamshedpur
  • Published 11.09.18
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Domuhani bridge’s approach road at Dobo in Chandil on Monday. Picture by Animesh Sengupta  

Jamshedpur: Land acquisition hurdles, holding up construction of a crucial road linking Domuhani bridge, has been cleared and authorities hope that the bridge over river Subernarekha would be operational by the end of the year.

Executive engineer of Jamshedpur division of the state road construction department Sanjay Kumar Singh and his Seraikela-Kharsawan counterpart Dinesh Kumar Rajak maintained that construction of the road, from Dobo in Chandil to Kandarbera, would start soon after the monsoon along with a roundabout on Marine Drive in Sonari.

Calcutta-based Royal Infratech completed construction of the 252 metre-long Domuhani bridge in December last year within the stipulated of time of two years. But the bridge cannot be used as the 7.2km road from Dobo to Kanderbera on NH-33 in Seraikela-Kharsawan is yet to be built.

As of December last year, only 3.5km of the road had been built while the remaining 4.22km could not be completed due to land acquisition issues.

Seraikela executive engineer Rajak said they had finally received funds for paying the private owners of the land in question.

"Getting funds was the main hurdle. Now it has come and we are paying the raiyats. As soon as the monsoon is over, we will start road construction work," he told The Telegraph, adding that the remaining 4.22km of the road would be ready by the end of the year.

Jamshedpur executive engineer Singh, said the design for the proposed roundabout on Marine Drive had been finalised.

"As soon as the monsoon is over, Royal Infratech, the company which has built the bridge, would start work on the roundabout," he said.

Once the bridge is opened to traffic, heavy vehicles would be able to use it to reach industrial units in Adityapur and Gamharia and even the steel city via Marine Drive. This would reduce congestion on city roads considerably.

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