Hazaribagh: Just a few days after the contract was signed for four-laning of the Ranchi-Hazaribagh stretch of NH-33, the much-awaited project is staring at fresh hurdles.

The ball has started rolling, finally.

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) today signed a contract with a consortium of IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited (ITNL) and Punj Lloyd for the proposed four-laning project of Ranchi-Hazaribagh stretch of NH-33, the state

A PWD team inspecting the Ghato-Charhi diversion that vehicles are using to bypass the underground fire zone at Kujju on the Ranchi-Patna highway (NH-33) has found that three old bridges on the route have developed cracks that may not hold on for long unless movement of heavy vehicles is stopped immediately.

A student who has returned to Hazaribagh town from Pune has been admitted to the Sadar hospital with flu symptoms.

Doctors suspect that 25-year-old Saket Kumar has contracted the H1N1 virus. His swab sample has been sent to RIMS in Ranchi.

CCL employees insert a water pipe into the ground at Lohagate on NH-33 on Monday. Picture by Prashant Mitra

Ranchi, Aug. 10: Land acquisition is delaying the much-awaited four-laning project of NH-33 between Ranchi and Hazaribagh, including a 4km bypass near Kujju, where a portion of the highway caved in yesterday because of a raging underground mine fire.

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The 15ft wide crater created on NH-33 near Kujju on Sunday. Telegraph picture

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Two days after traffic on the stretch was closed due to an underground fire, a 80-sq ft section of the NH 33 caved in near Kujju in Ramgarh district. Though no one was injured in the incident, the administration has cordoned off a three-sq km area and declared it a

Hazaribagh, July 29: As the survey for construction of a diversion on Ranchi-Patna Highway (NH-33) near Kujju came to an end today, another fire was reported at an abandoned mine near here.

Petition addressed to the President of India for immediate stop to 31 new Karanpura opencast coal mines in the upper Damodar Watershed in Jharkhand affecting a million people in 200 villages over an area of 300 sq km of agricultural and forest lands.

In the production of coal West-Bokaro area of Central Coalfields Limited, Ranchi plays a vital role. During the production of coal, it produces huge quantity of suspended particulate matter (SPM), respirable particulate matter (RPM/PM10) as well as gaseous pollutants. Which polluted the area badly.