Ranchi Outer Ring Road Project
The Jharkhand government is focusing on enhancing connectivity in Ranchi, owing to its growing population and industrial expansion. In addition to the existing flyover bridge and inner ring road, the proposed Ranchi Outer Ring Road, expected to cost Rs 7,000 crore, will be a circular road spanning around 200 km and will include several cable-stayed bridges. It will be built approximately 10 km away from the current 86 km long ring road.
Jamshedpur Mango Flyover
Exciting news for the residents of Mango in Jamshedpur’ as the state Cabinet has approved the construction of a third bridge and the first flyover in the city. The projects is estimated to cost INR 474.78 crores and will provide high-quality infrastructure and better connectivity for the people.. The four-kilometer bridge will connect Mango & Azad Basti to Sakchi, while the flyover will bring relief to the problem of road jams. The development of world-class civic amenities is a long-pending ambition, & the new infrastructure will bring Jamshedpur closer to being on par with metro cities.
Ranchi Railway Station Redevelopment
The Ranchi railway station is undergoing a redevelopment project’ which includes construction of two 3-storied terminal buildings, 10 lifts, 17 escalators, separate entry & exit points, a parcel handling system, and an elevated concourse. The new terminal building will allow passengers to access platform 5, and will be connected’ to the other terminal building by a footbridge. The project is expected to cost Rs 447 crore & should be completed by 2025. The elevated concourse will offer various amenities including restrooms, cafes, and restaurants.
Ranchi Howrah Vande Bharat Train
The Railways is Planning to replace Janshatabdi Express trains running on the Patna-Howrah and Patna-Ranchi routes with semi-high speed Vande Bharat trains. The ground work for introducing these trains has already begun, and the move is significant as the two Janshatabdi Express trains have high occupancy rates throughout the year. The distance between Patna-Howrah is 532 km, and Patna-Ranchi is 410 km, and the Vande Bharat Express has a speed of 130 km to 180 km per hour.
Jamshedpur will be served by the upcoming Dhalbhumgarh Airport, a domestic airport that is being planned for Jharkhand, India’s East Singhbhum district. The airport will-be constructed on a decommissioned airfield from World War II that is around 60 kms from Jamshedpur.. A MoU for the construction of the airport was signed by the Government of Jharkhand & the Airports Authority of India in January 2019. A joint venture company was supposed to finish the project by December 2020. The airport’s construction has been delayed until’2022 or later because to delays and the COVID-19 epidemic. Land acquisition for a 3.5 km link road leading to the airport, however, began in December 2022.
Sambalpur Ranchi Expressway
Currently, a special attention is being given to the road’ construction in Jharkhand. As part of Bharatmala Pariyojana initiative, an expressway will be constructed to connect Ranchi with Sambalpur in Odisha. The construction of this expressway, which has been approved under the ambitious Bharatmala project, will save a considerable amount of time for travel between Ranchi & Sambalpur.
It’s also expected to accelerate commercial activities in the area. The approval of the Sambalpur-Ranchi expressway has brought joy to the local population. The road will begin in Littibedha in Odisha & connect to Ranchi’s outer ring road in Khunti district. The length of this road will be 146.2 kilometers, and a new road will be constructed to minimize turns. The plan is to make the expressway 4 to 6 lanes wide.
Kutchery-Piska Elevated road project Ranchi
Commuters in Ranchi who used to face difficulties while travelling on the Kutchery-Piska road can finally breathe a sigh of relief. An elevated road facility is expected to be constructed on the 3.6 km stretch within the city’s bustling commercial hub within the next two years. With around 15,000 to 20,000 vehicles passing by daily, this stretch is congested with traffic throughout the day and into the late evenings. People use this route to commute daily and to connect with other districts.
Due to the heavy traffic and congestion, the city government has received numerous complaints from commuters regarding the situation. As a solution, the “elevated Ranchi road corridor” project is expected to commence soon, decongesting the traffic issue. The corridor will provide a smooth ride and easy convenience for commuters, with the 3.6 km long elevated corridor being a four-lane road built on a single pillar. The estimated cost of the elevated flyover project is around Rs. 534 crores, with plans to transform existing roads into a four-lane stretch. Although multiple plans have been proposed in the past, this project is finally expected to take off.