CCEA approves 4-lane bridge parallel to Mahatma Gandhi Setu on river Ganga

New Delhi, Dec 17 : Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a new 4-lane bridge parallel to Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge on river Ganga in Patna.

“Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a new 4-lane bridge parallel to Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge on river Ganga in Patna, Bihar. Rs 2,926.42 cr will be spent on it & construction will be completed in 3 years,” Prasad said.

Gandhi Setu is in a dilapidated condition.Construction of a new four-lane bridge will not face any land issue as there is no need to acquire land from any private people. The bridge will come up west of Gandhi Setu.

The new bridge is part of a special package announced by Prime Minster Narendra Modi for Bihar and will be around 15km long, including the approach road. Unlike Gandhi Setu, the main bridge will not exceed 5.575km. It will be completed in four years’ time.

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