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Construction work resumes on several infra projects in Patna

Some of the projects include Lohia Path Chakra, Ganga Path, Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge and R-Block flyover

Patna. infrastructure building, Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge, Lohia Path Chakra, Ganga Path, Vehicular movement, River Ganga, Bidupur, Hajipur, National highways, Digha-AIIMS elevated road, Railways, Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport

Construction work has resumed on several infrastructure projects with gradual relaxations given by the Centre in the lockdown in Patna, Bihar. Some of the projects include Lohia Path Chakra, Ganga Path, Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge and R-Block flyover.

The rehabilitation work is going on in full swing and vehicular movement will start on the western flank of the Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge over the river Ganga on 15 June 2020. Work on the eastern flank will begin soon after vehicular movement starts on the western plank.

The construction work on the six-lane bridge between Kachchi Dargah in Patna and Bidupur on Hajipur side over the Ganga is in its initial stages. It is targeted to be completed by 2021-end. The bridge will also connect two national highways.

The Digha-AIIMS elevated road entailing an investment of Rs 1,231.06 crore is initially targeted to be completed by March 2018; the project got delayed for permission from the Railways. More than 98 percent of the work on 11. 9 km road is over.

Two flanks of the R-block flyover -- one on Beerchand Patel Marg and another connecting Bhikhari Thakur rail overbridge (ROB) are expected to be ready by June-end 2020.

The remaining work on the 1.27 km long R-Block flyover, connecting Mithapur ROB to Bhikhari Thakur ROB on Hardinge Road via R-Block will require another six-eight months to complete.

Construction work on Lohia Path Chakra project between Lalit Bhavan and Vidyut Bhavan on Bailey Road has recommenced with a reduced number of workers. Work is also undergoing on work on Ganga Path project.

The construction of the new terminal building and other auxiliary units at the Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport has resumed. Around 51 percent of the work on the cargo complex, technical block, fire station, air traffic control tower and multi-level car parking has been completed. The auxiliary buildings are likely to be operational by March 2021. The construction work on R Block-Digha Road is likely to be completed by August 2020.

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