Today via a video conferencing, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Mr. Nitish Kumar and the Union Road and Transport Minster, Mr. Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the Western Lane of Mahatma Gandhi Setu Bridge. In the same video conferencing, Mr. Gadkari revealed the newly constructed Wester Lane starts operating from October 2020. The Eastern Lane, on the other hand, it’s renovation is still going on and is expected to be completed in 18 months.
The Renovation Cost
Mahatma Gandhi Setu is called the lifeline of Bihar because it connects the North Bihar and the South Bihar. Although it is India’s third largest river bridge that was made back in 1982, its recent renovation started three years ago in July 2017. The estimated renovation cost to construct this 5575-meter bridge is Rs. 1742 crore. While renovating the bridge the major problem the officials face with one is associated with the Traffic Management. That’s why the officials first renovate the western lane and now they renovates the eastern lane.
In today’s video conferencing, beside Bihar Chief Minister and the Union Minster of Road and Transport, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sushil Modi and Bihar Road Construction Minister Mr. Nand Kishore Yadav were also present.
It has been reportedly said that a total of 66,360 metric tonnes of steel is used to renovate this four-lane bridge.
Bihar CM urges to made some National Highways Fourlane
Along with the inauguration of Mahatma Gandhi Setu, the Bihar CM also urges the Union Road Transport Minster to made a fourlane in the below mentioned National Highways.
- Mokama-Munger NH-80
- Muzaffarpur-Barauni NH-28
- Muzaffarpur-Sonvarsha NH-77
Let’s see whether these highways got a fourlane or not in the coming years. For now, don’t forget to comment us your opinion and thoughts about this article in the comment box down below.