Nitin Gadkari inaugurates and lays foundation stones for 15 national highway projects in Bihar

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 15 national highway projects in Patna and Hajipur in Bihar with a total cost of Rs13,585 crore.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that Mahatma Gandhi Setu is the lifeline of Bihar, which connects North Bihar to South Bihar. With this superstructure replacement project, the crossing time of the Mahatma Gandhi Setu has been reduced from 2 to 3 hours to 5 to 10 minutes. He said that the Chhapra-Gopalganj section being dual carriageway with four bypasses will allow highway traffic to pass through the bypass and the city will not face traffic jams.

The minister said that the Umagaon road will directly link the religious places of Uchhaith Bhagbati and Mahishi Tarapith. The six-lane road of the Aurangabad – Chordaha section will improve Bihar’s connectivity with Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

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He said the four lane green road of Munger – Bhagalpur – Mirzachowki section will facilitate the farmers in this region to deliver their crop across the country which will increase the income of the farmers. He said the dual carriageway being constructed on NH-80 will facilitate connectivity between Bihar, Sahibganj and Assam by connecting to the inland waterways terminal thereby reducing logistics costs.

Apart from this, the minister said traffic will be eased since Begusarai high flyover, Jayanagar Bypass ROB and long level crossing traffic jams will be avoided. With the construction of the Ara four-lane road from Kayamnagar, the traffic for Ara will be smooth, he added.

(With GDP entries)

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