Gadkari Launches 15 National Highway Projects Worth Over Rs 13,500 Crore In Bihar

Swarajya Staff

Jun 08, 2022, 08:48 AM | Updated 08:48 AM IST

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday (7 June) inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 15 National Highway projects worth Rs 13,585 crore in Patna and Hajipur in Bihar.

Gadkari also inaugurated the east lane of the Mahatma Gandhi Setu in Patna.

Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari said Mahatma Gandhi Setu is the lifeline of Bihar, which connects North Bihar with South Bihar.

With this super structure replacement project, the time taken to cross Mahatma Gandhi Setu has been reduced from 2-3 hours to 5-10 minutes, according to a Road Transport Ministry release.

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

The minister said the route from Umagaon will directly connect the religious places of Uchhaith Bhagbati and Mahishi Tarapith.

Aurangabad-Chordaha section six-lane road will improve connectivity of Bihar with Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Gadkari said Munger-Bhagalpur-Mirzachowki section four-lane greenfield road will facilitate the farmers of this region to deliver their crop across the country, which will increase the income of the farmers.

He said the two-lane road being built on NH-80 will facilitate connectivity between Bihar, Sahibganj and Assam connecting with the Inland Waterways Terminal reducing the logistics cost.

Gadkari said apart from this, traffic will be facilitated from Begusarai elevated flyover, Jayanagar bypass ROB and long jams of level crossings will be avoided.

With the construction of Ara four-lane road from Kayamnagar, the traffic for Ara will be smooth, he added.

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