Rehabilitation of four lane of Mahatma Gandhi Setu on Ganga River in Bihar approved by Cabinet

By: | Published: June 22, 2016 5:09 PM

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved the project namely rehabilitation of four lane 5.575 km long Mahatma Gandhi Setu at NH-19 on Ganga River at Patna in Bihar.

The project is covered in the region of Patna-Hazipur connecting North and South Bihar. (Representative Image: Reuters)The project is covered in the region of Patna-Hazipur connecting North and South Bihar. (Representative Image: Reuters)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved the project namely rehabilitation of four lane 5.575 km long Mahatma Gandhi Setu at NH-19 on Ganga River at Patna in Bihar.

Also Read:  Delhi High Court pulls up PWD for delay in its office building construction

The bridge will be constructed after dismantling the damaged pre-stressed cantilever arms superstructure and subsequent re-decking by steel truss. The project will be in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode. The cost is estimated to be Rs.1742.01 crore, according to a government press release.

The project is covered in the region of Patna-Hazipur connecting North and South Bihar.

It will help in expediting the improvement of infrastructure in the State besides reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between North and South Bihar. The rehabilitation of Mahatma Gandhi Setu will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of this region in the State.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition