Patna: Bihar government today refuted the charges of Union Surface Transport and National Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari that road projects worth Rs 2 lakh crores were hanging in balance due to unavailability of land in the state, saying total sanctioned projects announced under the package by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was of only Rs 54,700 crores.
Bihar government, in a press release issued here, stated that Prime Minister had announced package of road projects worth Rs 54,700 crores for Bihar in 2015.
The number of sanctioned projects was 82 and 47 of them were in different phases of execution.
A total of 10 projects were in stage of bidding and its approvals while Detailed Project Report (DPR) of 25 projects were being prepared.
National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has the responsibility to complete 24 of 82 road projects announced as package for Bihar by the Prime Minister while 58 projects would be executed by National Highway wing of Road Construction Department of Bihar government.