The minister said the Ranchi to Jamshedpur Inter Corridor will improve connectivity to West Bengal and Odisha.
Ranchi: During his visit to Jharkhand, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 21 national highways projects of 532 km at a cost of more than Rs 9,400 crore, at Dhurva in Ranchi.
Gadkari said, “With the construction of the 260 km 4-lane inter-corridor (highway) from Ranchi to Varanasi at a cost of Rs 7,000 crore, Varanasi can be reached in 5 hours from Ranchi.” He added that the 635 km 4-lane Raipur-Dhanbad Economic Corridor will facilitate transportation of coal, steel, cement and other minerals.
In a separate event in Jamshedpur, Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 10 National Highway projects of 220 km at a cost of Rs 3,843 crore, at Bishtupur in Jamshedpur.
Gadkari said, “With the construction of Jharkhand’s first 4-lane double-decker elevated road from Kali Mandir to Baliguma on the Ranchi-Jamshedpur road at a cost of Rs 1,876 crore, the journey of 45 minutes will be covered in 5 minutes.”
The minister said the Ranchi to Jamshedpur Inter Corridor will improve connectivity to West Bengal and Odisha. This corridor will bypass Ranchi city and connect the Delhi-Kolkata Highway (NH-2) and East-West Corridor (NH-6), providing direct connectivity between Jamshedpur and Kolkata.
He said this route from Hatgamaria to Bokna Hathichowk (NH-320G) in West Singhbhum district will provide better connectivity to Naxal-affected areas and aspirational districts with the construction of the Kolavira Road.