Five state highways of the state will be further widened. These roads will be constructed on international standards. 2680 crore will be spent in road construction. For this, the Bihar government will take a loan from the Asian Development Bank. A loan was agreed between Bihar State Road Development Corporation and ADB for the upgradation of the five state highways.
The road to be upgraded is SH-95 which is Mansi-Simri Bakhtiyarpur road. Similarly there is SH-98 Katihar-Balrampur, SH-99 Bayasi-Bahadurganj- Dighal Bank Path, SH-101 Amba-Dev-Madanpur, SH-103 Manjhawe-Govindpur and SH-105 Bettiah-Narkatiyaganj Path. On Monday, a review meeting was held between the officials of the Corporation and the Ministry of Finance. According to the officials, all these roads have to be widened and strengthened on the basis of international standard. The total cost of all the projects is estimated to be around 2680 crores. For this, the Asian Development Bank will give a loan of about $ 329 million to the Government of India. All the projects will be implemented through Path Vikas Nigam only. In the course of the review, the land acquisition of these roads was also discussed. According to the ministry, it will be necessary to acquire at least 80 percent of the land.
The Managing Director of the Corporation, Pankaj Kumar said that adequate amount of land has been acquired in SH-95, SH-98 and SH 101. While the progress of land acquisition in SH-99, 105 and 103 is satisfactory. Necessary land acquisition will be completed by July 22. The target of giving loan has been fixed in August, 22. During this, the green signal has been given to start the process of tender for the selection of the contractor. The target has been set to select the agencies by May 22.
Trees will be planted in alignment
The construction of these roads will not only make the movement easier but will also save the time of the people. If trees come while deciding the alignment of roads, they will be planted at other places. The houses will be rehabilitated and given an alternative place to live. The construction of SH-95 will save about 2 to 2:30 hours in traffic at Simri Bakhtiyarpur. The proposed bridge in this route will reduce the distance of about 200 km from Mansi to Saharsa. The construction of SH-98 will facilitate commuting from East Bihar to North West Bengal. With the construction of SH-99, there will be convenience in commuting from remote district Kishanganj to other places of Bihar through NH-30, NH-327 and Indo-Nepal Border Road.
it will benefit
After the construction of SH-101, the Amba Mata Temple and Dev Ke Sun Temple will be easy to visit. This will boost tourism to these places. Also, to reach places like Gaya, Nawada, Biharshrif, Banka, Bhagalpur, Aurangabad etc., relatively less distance will have to be covered. SH-103 will facilitate vehicular movement in the mineral content areas of Nawada and Jharkhand. There will also be facility to visit Kakolat Falls tourist place. It will act as an alternate route to Deoghar and Gaya. With the construction of Bettiah to Narkatiaganj SH-105, it will work as an alternate route for Bettiah to Narkatiaganj and will have to cover less distance from Chanpatia to Narkatiaganj.