Central government sanctions Rs 68.04 billion for road and bridge projects in Bihar

The central government has sanctioned Rs 68.04 billion for road and bridge projects in Bihar. These include the four-lane bridge parallel to the Vikramshila Setu connecting Naugachia with Bhagalpur, and upgradation of seven roads spanning 357 km to national highways. Of the roads to be upgraded, two are state highways while the remaining are major district roads. Further, the detailed project reports for the bridge, major district roads and state highways have been sent to the MoRTH for approval and financial grants. The four-lane bridge project will be undertaken at a cost of Rs 19 billion while road upgradation will entail an investment of Rs 49 billion. The roads to be widened include the 50 km Samastipur-Darbhanga highway and 62 km of the Bhagalpur-Dhaka Mor road. The other roads to be widened are the 64 km Buxar-Chausa-Mohania road at Rs 9.6 billion, 75 km of the Hajipur-Bachhwara road at Rs 5.52 billion, 18 km of the Sarwan-Chakai road at Rs 0.8 billion, 78 km of the Rosera-Bahedi Darbhanga road at Rs 4.52 billion, and the 10 km Saraigarh-Lalganj-Ganpatganj road at Rs 1.27 billion.

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