Patna: Chief secretary Deepak Kumar inspected Kachchi Dargah (Patna)-Bidupur (Vaishali) six-lane bridge and Tajpur (Samastipur)-Bakhtiyarpur (Patna) four-lane bridge over the Ganga on Tuesday.
He asked officials to ensure the Kachchi Dargah-Bidupur bridge is completed before the June 2021 deadline. He also directed them to expedite the viaduct construction work on the Patna end and mud-filling. All pillars of the Tajpur-Bakhtiyarpur bridge are complete but work has slowed down because the gantry was damaged in a storm. It is being fabricated in Pune.
The Kachchi Dargah – Bidupur bridge on the Ganga will be 22.76 km long of which the main bridge will be 9.76 km in length. The extradosed cable stay bridge will be among the longest bridges in the country. It will have 67 pillars of which work on 39 is in various stages of progress. The bridge’s height has been kept such that ships will be able to pass beneath it easily during the monsoon season when the water level is high.
Tajpur-Bakhtiyarpur bridge is being constructed in PPP (public-private-partnership) mode. It will be 5.5km long while its approach path will be 45.7km in length.
Courtesy: The Telegraph