Ranchi/Garhwa, July 3: Chief Minsiter Raghubar Das on Friday said that roadways and bridges are the backbone of a state’s development and hence the government has started working in the direction of building roads and bridges.He was addressing the people at Garhwa after laying the foundation-stone for a high-level bridge at Koel River on way from Sundipur to Pansha.
Raghubar Das said that Building a high-level bridge is part of the government’s endeavor to build a sound
network of roadways and bridges. This bridge on Koel River will be named after Pandit Deendayal.
Das said that the speed at which the state government is working, Jharkhand will be one of the developed
states of the nation in five years whereas the state will be completely prosperous within a period of ten years.
He expressed his happiness over building the bridge and said that the people of Garhwa, Latehar and
Daltonganj will be benefitted from this bridge. Manyvillages and towns of Jharkhand will be directly
connected to NH-2. Chief Minister said that his government will ensure 24hrs electricity supply in Santhal-Pargana by 10th July, 2015 whereas Garhwa, Palamau and Latehar will get this benefit by the end of this year.
He said that the government endeavors to supply electricity 24*7 in the entire state by 2017 because without ensuring electricity supply, neither ‘Make in India’ programme nor ‘Digital India’ programme will be successful.
He also said that the Scheduled Tribe battal-ion will be formed in Palamau and Dumka district by 15th August, 2015. Speaking on the problems of drinking water, he said that the government is planning to take water from the Son River to supply drinking water and hopes to complete it within 4-5 years.
Speaking on the revival of Japla factory, he said that the government will help the investors in all possible
ways. He said that new economic development will be possible with the construction of roads, water management and adequate electricity transmission.
The Chief Minister said that the budget of 2015-16 will be a village-oriented budget and the poor, the farmer and the labourers will be benefitted. He announced to give two cows on subsidy in Palamau and Garhwa and also said that the government is planning to open forty Veterinary hospitals.
The government is also preparing a blue-print for the production and marketing of milk. Das said that State
Highways Authority of Jharkhand (SHAJ) is in the final stage of completing many projects in the state. He said that the government is word-bound for the development of all areas but without improving the basic infrastructures, the expectation of development in the state is in vain.
We pledge to improve the condition of bridges and roadways with your help and only then, the expectation of development could be brought on the ground. Das said that special care has been taken for public comfort while building the bridge which costs 89 crores.
This is going to be the longest bridge for which the Jharkhand government has laid foundation-stone after
the formation of the state.
Utility ducts which carry telephone lines, water supply pipelines and electric cables will be constructed on this bridge. Apart from this, signage, way-marking and bulletin-board will be made for pedestrians and security of the vehicles.
Chief Minister further said that the government has put an important step ahead in the direction of strengthening the roads. Manjhion-Kandi raod and Ketar-Kandi roads have been already built and Bhandaria-Badgad, Manjhiaon-Sundipur75) Untari road constructions are in progress.
He announced of building a check-post at Bilaspur in Garhwa on NH-75. On this occasion, Das distributed forest land Patta of 28 acres among 27 traditional forest dwellers. He distributed cheques among the beneficiaries of Chief Minister Lakshmi Ladli Yojana and Chief Minister Kanyadan Yojana. Apart from this, assets worth 30 crores were distributed.
Principal Secretary of Road Construction Department Mrs. Rajbala Verma said that this high level bridge will be constructed in 18 months and she also discussed elaborately the benefits of this bridge. She also said that the quality of the bridge will be determined by IIT Delhi and then money will be paid.
Palamu M.P. B.D.Ram, Chatarpur M.L.A. Radhakrishna Kishore, Husainabad M.L.A. Kushwaha Shivpujan Mehta, M.L.A. Alok Chourasia and Garhwa M.L.A. Satendranath Tiwari expressed their view and praised the efforts of the Govt.