The Jharkhand cabinet has approved 18 road projects worth Rs 17.5 billion across 11 districts in the state. These projects include the construction of a 16.42 km ring road in Hazaribag at an estimated cost of Rs 6.45 billion; the reconstruction of a 30 km stretch in Pathargama, Godda, at an estimated cost of Rs 874 million; and the reconstruction of a 33.26 km stretch between Uta More and Kanha Chatti in Chatra at an estimated cost of Rs 569.1 million. Of the approved funds, Rs 1.02 billion has been sanctioned for the construction of a 47.55 km road between Seraikela and Aderdih Milan Chowk in Seraikela-Kharsawan district. A total sum of Rs 516 million has also been earmarked for the extension of the Ranchi ring road. Further, road projects worth Rs 1.8 billion and Rs 1 billion were approved for West Singbhum and Dhanbad districts respectively. Meanwhile, the state cabinet has also approved the planning and finance department’s proposal to seek a loan of Rs 7.88 billion from the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development for the construction of 21 rural roads.