Cabinet approves construction of bridge across Ganga at Phaphamau, Allahabad


New Delhi, The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the construction of 9.9 Km long bridge across the river Ganga at Phaphamau in Allahabad. The proposed six lane bridge will cost Rs 1948.25 crore and this project is likely to be completed by December 2021. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the cabinet meeting. “The new bridge will also facilitate to the large congregation of people at Holy City Allahabad during Kumbh, Ardh-Kumbh and other yearly ritual baths at SANGAM in Prayag. This will give a boost to pilgrimage tourism and local economy of Holy city of Prayag’, an official release stated. “In addition, this project of new bridge will generate direct employment during construction for about 9.20 lakh mandays’, added the release.

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