Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of nine highway projects in Bihar through video conference on Monday. These highway projects involve a road length of about 350 kilometres at a cost of Rs 4,258 crore. Paving the way for development of Bihar, these roads will enhance better connectivity, convenience and economic growth in and around the State. Movement of people and goods will also improve substantially, especially with the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.
The Prime Minister had declared a special package for significant infrastructure development of Bihar in the year 2015. This included 75 projects worth Rs 54,700 crore, of which 13 projects have been completed, work is underway at 38 while others are in DPR, Bidding or Sanction stage.
With the completion of these projects, all rivers in Bihar will have bridges conforming to 21st century specifications and all major National Highways will stand widened and strengthened.
Under the PM’s package, the total number of bridges over river Ganga are going to be 17, with a lane capacity of 62. This way, on an average, there will be a bridge over rivers in the State at every 25 Kilometres.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Optical Fibre internet services where all the 45,945 villages of Bihar will be connected through Optical Fibre Internet Service. The project will be executed by combined efforts of the Department of Telecom, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Common Service Centres, CSC. The project would also entail implementation of one Wi-Fi and five free of cost connections to Government Institutions like Primary Schools, Anganwadi Centres, Aasha Workers, Jeevika Didi etc.
This project will lead digital services like e-Education, e-Agriculture, Tele-Medicine, Tele-law and other social security schemes to be easily available to all citizens of Bihar at the click of the button.
Source: All India Radio