Koilwar Bridge inaugurated over Sone river in Bihar


Patna, Dec 10 ( UNI) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated the three-lane 1.5 km long Koilwar bridge constructed at an expenditure of Rs 266 crore over Sone river in Bihar.

While inaugurating the three-lane carriageway of the proposed six-lane bridge through video conferencing, Mr Gadkari announced several new projects for the State and said that after completion of the other carriageway of the bridge, the traffic on NH-922 and NH-30 will ease substantially. The bridge is a major road for transport between Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Speaking on the occasion in presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Mr Gadkari announced that considering the proposals of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and local MP Rajeev Pratap Rudy, the Ministry has approved a four-lane elevated road from Bharauli (Buxar) to Haidaria for providing connectivity to the Poorvanchal Expressway.

He announced that the proposed six-lane bridge in place of the existing 138 years old two-lane rail and road bridge, of which, a three-lane carriageway has been opened for the public would ease the traffic substantially after completion.

He said that the DPR for this 17-km-long link road will be ready by June next year. He further informed that the Ministry has also approved the widening of 70-km Mokama- Munger road, for which DPR will be completed by April next.