Repairing of NHs to begin in week, J'khand govt informs HC

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Ranchi, Oct 4 (UNI) As a much-awaited move, the Jharkhand government will start the repairing work of National Highways after a week, following the High Court expressing concern over the deplorable road condition in the state.

Mr S B Gadodia, appearing on behalf of the state government, today informed the Court that the process of inviting tenders had been already initiated, adding the repairing work would start after a week.

Earlier in the day, Jharkhand High Court directed the Centre and the state government to file status report about the steps taken in connection with the repairing of NHs in the state.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Muthuswamy Karpagyavinayagam and Justice Amreshwar Sahay heard a PIL, filed by social worker Handu Bhagat.

Mukhtar Khan, appearing on behalf of the Centre, informed that the senior officials of the Union Government and the state Government held a meeting in this connection.

The Centre sanctioned Rs 7.20 crore to the state for the same, Mr Khan added.

The court further directed the Centre to file a progress report and expedite the order passed in the minute book in the meeting.

Recently the court also expressed concern over the deplorable condition of roads in the state.

The Centre had already identified 241 km stretch of road, which was in a bad shape.


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