PM Modi inaugurates, lays foundation for urban infra projects in Bihar
The Centre is working with the state government to boost infrastructure
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of seven urban infrastructure projects worth Rs 541 crore in poll-bound Bihar.
In his address via video conference, Modi lauded the efforts of the state government, headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, over a host of issues, including girl education, representation of deprived sections of the society in local bodies and development.
Out of these, four projects are related to water supply, two are sewerage treatment and one is riverfront development. The total cost of these projects is Rs 541 crore. The implementation of these projects has been undertaken by Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation under the Urban Development and Housing Department of Bihar.
The sewerage treatment plants inaugurated are built under Namami Gange at Beur and Karmalichak, in Patna Municipal Corporation.
The water supply projects built under AMRUT Mission in the Siwan Municipal Council and the Chapra Municipal Corporation were also inaugurated. Both these projects will help local residents get pure drinking water 24 hours a day.
The foundation stone was laid for Munger Water Supply Scheme under AMRUT Mission. The scheme will help residents of the Munger Municipal Corporation get pure water through pipelines.
Foundation stone was also laid for Jamalpur Water Supply Scheme under AMRUT Mission in the Jamalpur Municipal Council and for Muzaffarpur Riverfront Development Scheme, being built under Namami Gange.
Under the Muzaffarpur Riverfront Development Scheme, three ghats of Muzaffarpur – Poorvi Akhada Ghat, Seedhi Ghat and Chandwara Ghat will be developed.
Basic facilities such as toilets, information kiosk, changing room, pathway, watch tower, etc will be made available at the riverfront. Moreover, proper security arrangements, signage and adequate lighting will be arranged for at these ghats. The development of the riverfront will boost tourism and make it a centre of attraction in future.The Centre is working overtime in coordination with the state government to boost infrastructure and development works, the prime minister said.
Noting that over 20 Bihar towns are situated near Ganga, Modi said more than 50 projects of over Rs 6,000 crore had been approved in the state to keep the holy river clean.