Jamshedpur: The 11 kms long 4-lane Western Corridor constructed by Tata Steel, was inaugurated today by Shri Raghubar Das, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
The Western Corridor has been constructed to provide a safe, smooth and uninterrupted connectivity to the Jamshedpur city with the existing network of primary highways (NH & SH). It will also serve as a city bypass road.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Raghubar Das, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Jharkhand said ‘Jamshedpur City, with a legacy of more than 100 years, has become a brand in itself. The Western Corridor is a giant leap towards industrial and infrastructural development of the State of Jharkhand. Tata Steel, guided by the vision of its Founder J N Tata has always believed and worked towards the development of community and prosperity of the state. I would like to congratulate the Tata Steel family for the successful completion of Western Corridor project’.
Mr TV Narendran, MD Tata Steel, India and SEA while extending his warm wishes to the people at the inauguration ceremony, said ‘Tata Steel is committed to developing Jamshedpur as one of the best industrial towns in India. As part of the endeavor to develop the city infrastructure, the Western Corridor has been constructed in the steel city to help improve connectivity and address the traffic-related hassles. The Company will continue to give shape to such projects in future’.
The Western Corridor will decongest the heavily populated residential area in the western side of the town. It starts from T junction at river pump house (leading to Mango Bridge) and follows the marine drive peripheral route all along the river banks of both Kharkai and Subarnarekha rivers up‐to Betia Park/ATBCL Bridge.
The Key features of the project are as follows:
1 Four Lane divided main carriageway Length (Approx. 11 Km)
2 Four Lane divided main carriageway Width (Approx. 21 m)
3 Service Lane (two locations) Length (Approx. 4 Km)
4 Service Lane (two locations) Width (5 m to 7 m)
5 Main Road design speed- 50 Kmph
6 Service Road design speed- 30 Kmph
7 Main carriageway crust thickness- 605 mm
8 Service road crust thickness- 545 mm
9 Widened box type culvert- 9 nos.
10 Widened pipe culvert- 3 nos.
11 Major Junction developments- 6 nos.
12 Minor Junction developments- 7 nos.
13 River protection Gabion wall – 1, 24, 000 cum
14 RCC Retaining Wall- 650 m
15 Precast protection wall- 1020 m
16 “W” Beam Metal Beam Crash Barrier- 17,700 m
17 Bus Bay & Truck Lay Bay- 4 nos. & 2 nos.
18 Highway Street Poles with LED Lights- 550 nos.
Jamshedpur, over a period of time, has grown into urban agglomerate by virtue of its strong socio-economic base. It has registered rapid growth of population compounded with rapid development of trade & industries and it is poised to grow into a populous industrialized city necessitating development of suitable road infrastructure to support its growth. The Western Corridor, constructed by Tata Steel will help in answering this urgent need of the city.
Laying of Foundation Stone of Elevated Road (HSM Flyover Project)
Shri Raghubar Das, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand also laid the Foundation Stone of Elevated Road (HSM Flyover Project) today. This is a Flyover from Tata Steel Works to Truck Parking area of Burmamines. It will help ease congestion of traffic on Kalimati Road. All heavy vehicles from the Steel Plant will be using this Flyover.
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