Jharkhand CM Champai Soren sets September deadline to complete Siramtoli-Mecon flyover

Ranchi: Chief Minister Champai Soren today conducted a high-level review of the progress of the work being done by the Road Construction Department related to the flyover bridge, and traffic system of Ranchi and other cities.

In the meeting, Soren directed the officials to complete the construction work of the flyover from Sirmatoli to Mecon by the end of September 2024.

He said that the Sirmatoli flyover is a better option to control the traffic problem of Ranchi city. “So, there should not be any delay in the construction work of this flyover,” he added.

The chief minister said that his government wants that the people of Ranchi city should be relieved of the problem of traffic jams as soon as possible, adding that traffic control is the priority of his government in the entire state.
Principal Secretary of the Road Construction Department Sunil Kumar informed the Chief Minister that in the flyover construction work being built from Sirmatoli to Mecon, cable stay bridges are to be built at two places.
“For this purpose, cooperation has been sought from the Railways. Almost all the work has been completed except for two places where cable stay bridges are to be built. The DRM of Ranchi Railway Division has said that he will fully cooperate so that the cable stay bridge construction work can start soon,” he said.

On the occasion, DRM of Ranchi Railway Division Jasmeet Singh Bindra said that the State Government and Ranchi Railway Division have established mutual coordination and all the procedures are being done as per the rules so that the construction work at the two places where the cable stay bridge is to be built can be completed by September.

In the meeting, the Principal Secretary of the Road Construction Department further pointed out that about 4 decimals of land under the main post office Doranda will be used in the construction of the flyover.
“For this, talks have been held with the Post Master General, and he has assured the department of all possible cooperation. In exchange for giving four decimals of land by the Postal Department, the State Government is providing them land at another place,” he said.

The Chief Minister told the Post Master General and the State Government officials that the Postal Department and the Road Construction Department should coordinate with each other and resolve this problem soon.
The Chief Minister was given detailed information about the other works being done by the Road Construction Department.

The Principal Secretary, RCD, further said that the department has started work on the proposal to build an internal ring road in Ranchi.
“The total length of the internal ring road to be built in Ranchi will be 52 kilometres. This work is to be done in 11 sections, in which administrative approval of three departments has also been received. Three sections of the internal ring road are already constructed, and the process of making DPR for the remaining construction work is in progress,” he said.

The departmental officials informed the Chief Minister that a proposal has been prepared to build 12 flyovers to strengthen the traffic system in the entire state.

Two flyovers will be built in Saraikela and one in Dumka, while the rest of the flyovers are proposed to be built in Ranchi.

The Principal Secretary, RCD, informed the Chief Minister that the Road Construction Department is preparing DPR for bypass road construction in Dumka, Daltonganj, Chaibasa, Giridih and Jamshedpur of the state.

The Chief Minister was also informed that DPR has been prepared for the construction of flyovers from Karamtoli in Ranchi to Booti More via RIMS and from Hinoo to DPS School via Birsa Chowk.
State Chief Secretary L. Khiyangte, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Avinash Kumar, Principal Secretary to Road Construction Department Sunil Kumar, Secretary to Chief Minister Arwa Rajkamal, DRM Ranchi Railway Division Jasmeet Singh Bindra, Assistant Postal General President Rupak Kumar Sinha among others were present in the meeting.

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