Rs 1,034 crore OK’d for national highways projects in Bihar

Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday approved funds to the tune of Rs 1,034 crore for repair and maintenance of two National Highways (NH) in Bihar. He also issued orders for preparations of detailed project reports (DPRs) for five other projects.

Gadkari held a high-level virtual meeting to review the Centre’s ongoing road and bridge projects in Bihar. Deliberating on the decisions taken in the meeting, state road construction (RCD) minister Nand Kishore Yadav said: “Based on the request made by the state government, funds to the tune of Rs971 crore have been sanctioned for the repair of Munger-Bhagalpur-Mirzachauki NH-80. The 120km-long NH will be widened up to 10m cemented road.

Additional Rs20 crore has been sanctioned for carrying out maintenance of the road till the bidding process for overall repair work is completed. Besides, funds to the tune of Rs63 crore were approved for carrying out repair works on Siwan-Masrakh stretch of Ram-Janki Path.”

Times Of India
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