Nitin Gadkari launches 15 national highway projects worth Rs13,500 crore in Bihar

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 15 national highway projects in Patna and Hajipur in Bihar at a total cost of Rs 13,585 Crore.

Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari said Mahatma Gandhi Setu is the lifeline of Bihar, which connects North Bihar to South Bihar. With this super structure replacement project, the crossing time of Mahatma Gandhi Setu has been reduced from 2-3 hours to 5-10 minutes.

He said that the Chhapra-Gopalganj section being 2 lanes with 4 bypasses will allow the highway traffic to pass through the bypass and the city will get rid of traffic jams.

The minister said the road from Umagaon will directly connect the religious places of Uchhaith Bhagbati and Mahishi Tarapith. The 6-lane road of Aurangabad – Chordaha section will improve Bihar’s connectivity with Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Minister Gadkari said that the 4-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 2-lane road being constructed on NH-80 will facilitate connectivity between Bihar, Sahibganj and Assam by connecting to the inland waterways terminal thereby reducing logistics costs. Shri Gadkari said apart from this traffic will be eased since Begusarai elevated flyover, Jayanagar Bypass ROB and long level crossing traffic jams will be avoided. With the construction of the 4-lane Ara road from Kayamnagar, traffic for Ara will be smooth, he added.

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