Cabinet approves rehabilitation Of Mahatma Gandhi Setu in Bihar
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the project namely rehabilitation of four lane 5.575 km long Mahatma Gandhi Setu at NH-19 on Ganga River at Patna in Bihar.
The bridge will be constructed after dismantling the damaged pre-stressed cantilever arms superstructure and subsequent re-decking by steel truss. The project will be in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode. The cost is estimated to be Rs.1742.01 crore.
The project is covered in the region of Patna-Hazipur connecting North and South Bihar. It will help in expediting the improvement of infrastructure in the State besides reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between North and South Bihar. The rehabilitation of Mahatma Gandhi Setu will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of this region in the State.
Four-lane Mahatma Gandhi Setu at Patna on Ganga River was constructed during year 1980s by State Government of Bihar.