The Jharkhand government is considering the construction of a network of six four-lane road corridors, spanning a total of 1,369 kilometers, aimed at improving connectivity across the mineral-rich state. The proposed corridors are the East-West Corridor (393 km), Jharkhand Eastern Corridor (121 km), North-South Corridor (275 km), Jharkhand Central Corridor (140 km), Tourist Corridor (270 km), and Holy Tourist Corridor (170 km).
The plan includes upgrading existing 2-lane roads to 4-lane configuration and constructing new greenfield stretches. The East-West Corridor will run from Murisemar-Chatra-Barhi-Bengabad-Madhupur-SarathPalajori-Dumka, while the Jharkhand Eastern Corridor will connect Sahebganj-Jamtara-Nirsa-Sindri-Chandankiyari- Chandil Highway Corridorud. The North-South Corridor will run from Jhumri-Tilaiya-(NH 31)-NH-2(Antkidih)-Bishnugarh-PetarwarKasmar-Barlanga-Silii-Radgaon-Saraikela-Chaibasa-Jaingarh, extending up to the Odisha border. Meanwhile, the Jharkhand Central Corridor will run from Ranchi-Kathitanr-Thakurgaon-Burhmu-Tandwa-ChatraHunterganj up to the Bihar border.
The Tourist Corridor has been designed to provide seamless connectivity to popular tourist destinations such as Netarhat and McCluskieganj, while the Holy Tourist Corridor will ease travel for pilgrims visiting religious attractions like Birsa, Lugubura, Parasnath and Babadham (Deoghar).
The state government has invited eligible consultants to prepare Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for all six corridors within 90 days. This initiative is expected to boost economic growth in the state, providing better access to various regions and attractions, and improving the overall quality of transportation.