The preface to the work is that One of Chief Minister of JHARKHAND was interested to get new railway line laid in two sections viz. (i) Dumka-Rampurhat (65 kms) and (ii) Dumka-DEOGHAR (65 kms).
He chased with Railway board and got both projects sanctioned.
But when survey reports were submitted to Railway Board for both new railway lines the Survey Reports were shelved by Railway board due to negative ROR of both the new line projects.
Railway Board told the CM/Jharkhand that the project cannot be sanctioned when ROR is negative. Then he agreed to share 2/3 of project cost from government of JHARKHAND. He deposited the 2/3 cost to Railway Account as government of JHARKHAND share and started chasing again.
During execution it was detected that the land being acquired by railway was not in the same alignment where new line was proposed for construction. This was a great problem for Railways. In order to get the problem solved, I was entrusted the work of refixing the alignment, resubmitting land acquisition, so sent from my Post i.e. SEN/C/Survey /HQ to work as DEN/C/DUMKA within 3 days.
At the time I was sent, there was no office or residence for DEN/C/DUMKA. Before start of work I had to arrange the same. I consulted with local people at Dumka and arranged the same within 2 days. My target was for completing the project in two months, so I hired one vehicle to conduct the survey.
First the work of locating correct alignment in field, then transferring the same to cadastral map prepared on tracing cloth in four copies. This work was to be done with the help of 1 Junior Engineer and 4 survey khalasis. Wooden pegs were to be procured locally to drive on relocated alignment.
In order to transfer the field location to cadastral map, one Ameen was hired. During this period arrangement of cadastral map was also done on priority from DC Dumka and DC Birbhoom district. I took help of polytechnic students for tracing of cadastral map on tracing cloth, total 35 village maps were involved and 35×4 copies =140 tracing was done; they were suitably paid for the work .
During the day time survey was done and from evening to late night tracing was marked for land acquisition application.
There was no Sunday and rest to complete in time. I was also required to attend Bikas Bhawan, Ranchi for meeting with Chief Secretary, Jharkhand, in presence of Land Acquisition Officer for their review.
The entire work took 55 days time. Meanwhile, some village land possession started.
CAO/CON/ER given me cash award for timely completion of this work.
My message to all is: ‘Work hard and you will get success for sure.’
Deputy Chief Engineer