J'khand HC directs govt to file affidavit over repairing of NH

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Ranchi, Oct 10 (UNI) Jharkhand High Court today directed the state government and the chief engineer of the National Highway to make its stand clear regarding Ranchi- Jamshepur NH on November 5.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Muthuswamy Karpagyavinayagam and Justice Amreshwar Sahay passed the order while hearing a writ petition filed by one doctor H D Sharan.

The court further directed the NH chief engineer to take steps regarding repairing of potholes connecting the state capital to the steel city.

Pandey Neeraj Rai appearing on behalf of the petitioner contended that the condition of the road was very bad.

Mr Rai further said patients of the state capital had to face lot of difficulties while going to Jamshedpur for medical treatment adding there was no difference between road and field.

On October 4, the state government told the HC that it would initiate the repairing work of all the NHs throughout the state in a week.

Recently the road construction department, lacking proper infrastructure to repair the roads in such a short time was understood to have contemplated roping in private investors.

The department would also float ''Special Purpose Vehicle'' which would play the role of separate entity to implement the projects through private parties.

UNI

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