Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 15 projects along Bihar’s national highways

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stones for 15 National Highway projects in Patna and Hajipur in Bihar. The projects have a total cost of Rs 13,585 crore on Tuesday.

Gadkari said, “Mahatma Gandhi Setu is the lifeline of Bihar, which connects North Bihar with South Bihar. With this superstructure replacement project, the travel time to cross Mahatma Gandhi Setu has been reduced from 2 to 3 hours to about 5 to 10 minutes.”
By having the Chhapra-Gopalganj section be two-lanes with four bypasses, he said the highway traffic will be able to pass through the bypass, and congestion will be reduced.

According to the Minister, the route from Umagaon will directly connect Uchhaith Bhagbati and Mahishi Tarapith.
A six-lane road linking Aurangabad to Chordaha, he said, will improve Bihar’s connectivity with Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.
Gadkari said the four-lane greenfield road connecting Munger-Bhagalpur-Mirzachowki would help farmers deliver their crops across the country, thereby increasing their incomes.
As a result of the two-lane road being built on NH-80, Bihar, Sahibganj, and Assam are connected with the Inland Waterways Terminal, thereby reducing logistics costs.
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. (ANI)