Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid foundation stone for nine highway projects worth ₹14,258 crore, paving way for development in poll-bound Bihar. The total road length of these projects are about 350 km and will improve the state’s connectivity with the neighboring states such as Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.
Today is another important day in the development journey of Bihar. Sometime before now, the foundation stone of 9 projects to increase connectivity in Bihar has been laid. These projects include the construction of four lanes and six lanes of the highway and the construction of three major bridges on the rivers, Modi said.
With the completion of these projects, all rivers in Bihar will have bridges, and all major national highways will be widened and strengthened.
The projects include 4-laningof 47.23 km Bakhtiyarpur-Rajauli section of NH-31 at a cost of ₹1149 crore, 4-laningof 50.89 km Bakhtiyarpur-Rajauli section of NH-31 at a cost of ₹2650 crore, 4-laningof 54.53 km Ara-Mohania section of NH-30 at a cost of ₹885.41 crore, construction of a new 28.93 km four-lane bridge across Kosi river on NH-106, construction of new 4.45 km four-lane bridge across river Ganga on NH-131B at a cost of ₹1110 crore, among others.
The announcements come ahead of the state assembly elections in Bihar. Earlier, this month, Modi launched initiatives related to animal husbandry and fisheries in Bihar, including ₹20,050 crore Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) and the e-Gopala mobile app.