August 19, 2018

Cabinet nod for 4-lane bridge on Kosi river at Phulaut, Bihar

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the construction of a 6.930-km-long 4-lane bridge at Phulaut in Bihar that will bring down travelling distance between Phulaut to Bihpur from 72 km to 12 km.

The CCEA, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also cleared the decks for “rehabilitation and up-gradation of existing Birpur-Bihpur section of National Highway-106 from 106 km to 136 km to ‘two-lane with paved shoulder’ in Bihar at a capital cost of Rs 1478.40 crore,” announced Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad briefing the press after the Cabinet meeting.

Courtesy: UNI

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