Government nod to Rs 1,948 crore bridge over Ganga
The government has approved a proposal for a 6-lane 10km bridge on NH96 at Phaphamau in Allahabad across river Ganga to be built at a cost of Rs 1,948 crore. The decision was taken by the CCEA.
The project, expected to be completed by end 2021, will resolve the traffic congestion on the 2-lane Phaphamau bridge. The bridge will be beneficial for the Lucknow/Faizabad bound traffic coming from Madhya Pradesh via NH27 and NH76. There were only 13 bridges on the Ganga between Allahabad to Farakka before May 2014, but additional 20 bridges were planned, of which 5 have been opened and 7 are under construction.