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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates 3 lane 1.5 Km long Koilwar bridge over Sone river in Bihar

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Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated Koilwar bridgeOn 10th December, 2020 Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Rs.266 crore 3 lane 1.5 km long Koilwar Bridge over Sone river in Bihar through video conferencing. Construction of the 6 lane Bridge to connect Bihar and Uttar Pradesh through road.

i.3 lanes of the total 6 were opened for the public after the inauguration.

ii.The bridge is aimed at  reducing the traffic on NH-922 and NH-30.

Highlights of the Event:

The 6 lane Bridge replaces the 138 year old 2 lane bridge

The Ministry approved the construction

  • 4-lane elevated road from Bharauli (Buxar) to Haidaria for providing connectivity to the Poorvanchal Expressway.
  • Widening of 70-km Mokama- Munger road.
  • 4-laning of Muzaffarpur- Sitamarhi-Sonewarsha road (NH-77) to connect  Jakanpur Dham.

Minister Announced that Rs.30000 Crore projects are undertaken in Bihar.

Other Initiatives:

i.7-km four lane Koshi bridge worth Rs 1478 crore planned to get completed by 2023.

ii.4 km long Rs 1110 crore, Vikramshila bridge to be completed by 2024.

iii. Other 2 lane bridge over Ganga river in Patna by 2021.

iv.Buxar bridge

  • This bridge will provide an alternative route of 250 km which takes 6 to 8 hours for travel. The tender for 6 km Rs 1900 crore Sahibganj bridge connecting Bihar and Jharkhand has been issued, and the construction is scheduled to complete by September 2024.
  • Work on the remaining two-lane bridge over river Ganga in Patna will be completed by 2021. A sum of Rs 1742 crore is being spent on reconstruction of this 5.5 km. bridge.

About Bihar:

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Bihar-  Valmikinagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary

Nicknames of Cities-

Muzaffarpur- The land of Leechi

Gaya- City of Enlightenment

Nalanda- City of Knowledge