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New highways and bridges worth Rs 12K crore to dominate PM’s Rs 16K crore gift for Bihar

Highway and road bridge projects worth nearly Rs 12,000 crore will dominate the long list of development works worth more than Rs 16,000 crore to be gifted to poll-bound Bihar by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the next 10 days, government officials told ET.

“These projects will improve infrastructure and ease of living for the people of Bihar and leverage public expenditure to act as a major driver of growth in times of Covid-19,” a senior official said on condition of anonymity. Modi will announce or inaugurate railway projects worth Rs 2,700 crore, petroleum and LPGprojects worth Rs 901 crore and urban development projects worth Rs 270 crore. Modi has already announced projects for fisheries and animal husbandry sector for Bihar worth Rs 294 crore.

The foundations stone of four major four-lane national highway projects worth over Rs 7,000 crore will be laid by the PM, including stretches of Patna-Gaya-Dhobi, Rajauli-Bakhtiyarpur, Aarah-Mohania, and Narayanpur-Purnia.

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