Chief Minister Raghubar Das expressed gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Roadways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari for giving consent to six roads of the State as National Highways.
The Govt of India has found these roads fit for the National Highways grid. Its total length is 530 km. With its inclusion, the total length of National Highways in Jharkhand will be 3184 km which is 39.9km / 1000 square km.
The national ratio of National Highways is 30.4km/1000km. From population point of view, the ratio of National Highways is 10.2km/ per lac in Jharkhand as compared to 8.3 km/ per lac national ratio. The roads which are considered for National Highways includes the Dubiakhar- Betla- Garu-Mahuadand- Kusumi- Rajapur (Chhatisgarh) will be connected to NH 343; Gobindpur-Dumri- Mahuatand will be connected to NH 43 at Jaspur; Godda (NH 133 ) Sundarpahari- Pakur ( N.H. 133 A); (Madhupur N.H. 114 A )Margomunda- Laharjori-Margomunda- Jamtara ( NH 419.); Junction of Bishanpur- Netarhat- Mahuatand near Ghagra N.H.143A; Hatgamhria (N.H.-20) Jagganathpur- Baraiburu-Sadal- Manoharpur- Anandpur-Beno-Kolebira(N.H.143).
The Road Transport Ministry of the Union Govt will prepare detailed project report (DPR) and on the basis of DPR all the mentioned roads will be notified as NH.