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Asian Development Bank approved $500 million loan for bridge over Ganga River in Bihar

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Asian Development Bank accorded $500 million to build bridge over India’s longest river bridge is in Bihar having distance of 9.8 km road

Purpose: Transport connection between the Northern and Southern parts of the state and the neighbour country like Nepal

Benefits of the Bridge:ADB

  • It will help in the transportation services between living areas to job location and other areas
  • It will be benefitted to middle sector people to commute to the state Capital Patna and other southern parts
  • Bridge will suits both channels of the Ganga River
  • Serve as an alternate route to the existing Ganga Bridge

About projects:                                                 

ADB loan of $500 million and $900,000 has been accorded to improve bridge operational activities and management

State government will provide reinforcement which is equivalent to $215 million

The project is expected to be completed by December, 2020

The height and length of the bridge has been designed to minimize impacts on the river itself and to withstand climate related disasters

About Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Multilateral lending agency

Headquarter: Manila, Philippines

Head: Takehiko Nakao

Motto:  to reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific region through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration