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Nitish inaugurates construction of Ganga bridge connecting Bakhtiyarpur – Tajpur: bridge to open in 2015

Nitish inaugurates construction of Ganga bridge connecting Bakhtiyarpur – Tajpur: bridge to open in 2015

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Patna: according to reports from Bihar press, chief minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated the construction of a 5.575 km bridge across river Ganga that will connect Bakhtiyarpur (Patna district) on NH 31 and Tajpur (Samastipur district) on NH 28. The bridge will also require construction of altogether 45.393 km  stretch of approach roads on both ends of the bridge.

The total cost of the bridge project is estimated at Rs 1602.74 crore out of which Rs 100 crores will be spent on acquiring land. In a first, Rs 917.74 crore is to be invested by Navayuga Engineering Company Limited (NECL) on PPP basis. Rs 277.50 crore are to be invested by the Centre and Rs 307.50 crore by the state government. The Bihar government would also bear the expenses incurred on acquiring land. NECL, a Hyderabad base firm was selected through competitive bidding. The NECL’s demand for viability gap funding (VGF) was the lowest at 38.93 per cent of the total project cost.

According to sources, the bridge would be open for public use in 2015 and the construction company has started mobilising resources for its timely completion. The land acquisition process in the area has already started and the road construction department had provided funds to the district administrations of Patna and Samastipur to pay compensation to the concerned land owners.

According to the road construction minister, ‘as things are moving now, there would be at least one bridge across the Ganga at a distance of every 50kms in four years’.

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4 Responses

  1. Amarendra says:

    Bihar is waiting to a new highway and bridge to the future and success. This project is not only provide connectivity to north and south Bihar, it will work as route to connect port in Bengal/Orissa to Jharkhan, Bihar and Nepal. If eveything went according to plan, it is going to be project of biggest change in the region.

  2. ashraf khan says:

    it would be certainly a treat for north and south bihar development. i must congratulate to nitish government for such brave and commendable assignment.

  3. Namitanshu Vatsa says:

    I visited the site on 8th of December 2012, and ound the work progressing speedily. It is alway inspiring to witness such big project in progress which would benefit this backward and interior reion of Bihar. These brdges ae like important chapters in this phase of developmnt storey written by this imaginative leadership of the state. It is great !

  4. Rajesh says:

    On google map, physical construction is not visible. Perhaps works has so far been done upto ground level only. Let us hope that further progress above ground level will be visible shortly. The entire domociles of Bihar is eagerly waiting to see the physically visible progress.

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