Jamshedpur : The ride on the NH-33 stretch between Chandil and Jamshedpur is much comfortable these days. The NH-33 four-lane agency has completed the repair work of this stretch of NH-33.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) project director of Ranchi-based Project Implementation Unit (PIU) Awadhesh Kumar has confirmed that the repair work of pothole ridden stretch of NH-33 which had seen several protest from different section last year has been completed.
“As per the orders of state High Court we will be submitting a status report on February 3 at the court on repair work of NH-33 and fortunately the concessionaire of the four-lane work on NH-33 between Ranchi and Mohulia (near Jamshedpur) has completed the repair work well in advance,” the project director said.
The Jharkhand High Court division bench of Justices D.N. Patel and P.P. Bhatt, while hearing a PIL on the poor state of NH-32 filed by one Sudhir Mahto in 2011, had on December 3 last year had set a deadline for the first phase of work, saying that it ought to be completed by March 2014.
Taking note of the protest over poor condition of NH-33 the bench had extended the scope of the PIL to include NH-33 and directed NHAI to submit a work plan for repairing the highway.
The stretch between Dimna (near Jamshedpur) and Kanderbera (in Chandil of Seraikela-Kharsawan district) being done by Hyderabad-based concessionaire of the Rs 1479 crore NH-33 road widening (four-laning work) Madhucon Projects Limited