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.