Bihar approves ‘Ganga Expressway’ project

Patna: The Bihar government has given its nod to ambitious ‘Ganga Expressway’ project to ease traffic on roads of Patna. The project estimated at a cost of Rs 2234.46 crore would be completed within three years.

The cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar approved the ambitious project. Under the project 21.5 km long road along the river Ganga would be constructed from Digha in the west and to Deedarganj in the east.

The cabinet approved the proposal for acquisition of 200 hectares of land for the project. Out of 222.17 hectares of land belonged to the government whereas 54.14 hectares are private property which wll have to be acquired.

The cabinet also passed a Science and Technology Department’s proposal for setting up an engineering college in Begusarai.

The college would be named after Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, a noted Hindi poet. The government sanctioned Rs 85.49 crore for the construction of the building of the college.

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