Patna: The Bihar government will construct an elevated road from Mithapur to Mahuli in Patna district to ease traffic moving towards south Bihar districts.
It will connect the Patna-Gaya-Dobhi four-lane road, which is under construction, and also the Bihta-Sarmera Road.
Plans for the elevated road were discussed in detail at a review meeting of the road construction department (RCD) chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar at his 1 Aney Marg official residence on Tuesday afternoon.
Apart from Nitish, road construction minister Nand Kishore Yadav, chief minister’s advisor Anjani Kumar Singh, chief secretary Deepak Kumar, development commissioner Shashi Shekhar Sharma, road construction department principal secretary Amrit Lal Meena, home department principal secretary Amir Subhani, energy department principal secretary Pratyaya Amrit and several other officials were present on the occasion.
“The elevated road will run above National Highway-30 and will ease traffic movement towards south Bihar districts through its connectivity to Patna-Gaya-Dobhi four-lane road at present under construction. The project will cost around Rs 1,000 crore and a detailed project report is being made for it,” Nand Kishore said.
Road construction department principal secretary Meena gave a detailed presentation on various important projects before the chief minister, who gave suggestions pertaining to roads and bridges.
Nitish asked the officials to ensure approach roads for the bridges that have already been constructed. He also directed them to determine approach paths for the new bridges that will be built in the future.
The chief minister gave suggestions to connect Bihta (Patna)-Sarmera (Nalanda) Road with the Bihta airport where a civil enclave is coming up. He also took stock of the progress on the Patna-Buxar national highway.
While discussing Mukhya Mantri Setu Nirman Yojana, it was felt that district committees should assess the places where bridges are needed after which the bridge construction corporation will study its feasibility and an integrated list of proposed bridges will be prepared in a phased manner within four months.
Road connectivity in Maoist-hit areas was also discussed.
Courtesy: The Telegraph