By Accommodation Times Bureau
The construction work is about to start , on India’s longest (9.8 km) river bridge across the river Ganga near Patna , whereas well foundation process has been started .
Korean firm Daewoo engineering and Construction Company limited is carrying out the well foundation works , in a joint venture with L&T India. The duo are accomplishing the Rs 4,988.4 crore bridge project, of six lane bridge over the Ganga.
This bridge over Ganga river is going to connect Kacchi Dargarh in Patna to Bidupur in Haijipur in Indian state of Bihar. The target of completing this construction work is set by 2020.
Road construction minister Tejashwi Yadav said that work has commenced on the largest six lane bridge on Ganga River. ‘The 9.76-km-long river bridge will have a total of 67 pillars and will cost around Rs 5,000 crores (Rs 50 billion)’ she informed .
Authorities said that after the completion of the work in 2020, the bridge over Ganga river in Bihar is going to provide a comfortable roadway link between the northern and southern parts of the state and will also reduce the traffic in the capital city of Patna.
At present, Bhupen Hazarika bridge connecting Assam to Arunachal Pradesh having a total length of 9.15 km is considered the longest bridge in India, which is built on Brahmputra River, and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May last year.