Bihar’s longest elevated road opened for vehicular movement

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday inaugurated 12.27 km long elevated road connecting Digha to AIIMS in the state capital. The project has been developed with a cost of Rs.1289.25 crore.

The elevated road, built along the Digha-Danapur canal, provides connectivity to people coming from JP Setu to AIIMS Patna or Phulwarisharif and vice versa.

The road will ease the traveling time especially for the people coming from the North Bihar through JP Setu to AIIMS hospital. Now people coming from JP Setu can go straightaway to AIIMS Patna, without entering the city. This will substantially cut the travelling time.

The foundation stone for the project was laid by Nitish Kumar on 2 November 2013. The project was initially targeted to be completed by March 2018.

Talking to media persons after inauguration of the elevated road, the chief minister said the project was delayed due to the construction of railway overbridge (ROB).

The elevated road crosses Patna-Mugalsarai main rail line near Danapur station. Therefore a railway overbridge has been built. This is India’s longest single span open web steel Grider railway overbridge.




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