The status of roads in the State is as follows:

National Highways : 1600 Kms

State Highways : 2711 Kms

An ambitious project of providing Four Lane Highway between Hazaribagh and Baharagoda (Jamshedpur) measuring 333 kms is under construction. A detailed project report for construction of High Specification Road between Ranchi and Sahebganj via Govindpur, Jamtara and Dumka is being prepared, which will provide gateway to Assam and North East. Similarly Ranchi - Daltonganj - Garhwa road shall also be strengthened.

Special attention shall be paid to improve and upgrade the existing road network and providing new road linkages / by-passes with bridges over rivers to facilitate quick and efficient movement of raw materials and finished goods.

The Government shall encourage Private Sector participation on Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concept for building and maintenance of roads and bridges. With respect to the bridges upon the National Highways, the State Government shall undertake steps to involve Private Sector Participation in consultation with the Government of India. The State Government would also allow commercial use of specified road side land in order to improve the economic viability of such road / bridge projects as per the approval plan.

The Government shall plan for, and in the long run provide expressways along the main high-density corridors across the state.

The Government shall also encourage private sector participation in the management of inter-state and intra-state bus terminuses across the State.


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