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Bihar invites major road construction cos

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New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) The government of Bihar has invited major road construction companies in Hyderbad and other metropolis for infrastructure development in the state.

State Resident Commissioner C K Mishra while discussing here about the road constructions in Bihar said that the four-laning of the Golden Quadrilateral project passing through the state is under completion. A four-lane expressway running across the state called the ''East-West corridor'' is also under construction, he added.

He further informed that 890 km of national highways are to be four-laned under National Highways Development Project-III.

Moreover, four-laning of Patna-Bakhtiyarpur and Patna-Muzaffarpur stretches are to be tendered soon of BoT basis, Mr Mishra said.

Talking of state highways, he said that 8000 kms of highways are being upgraded and widened to two-lane wide carriageway. Detailed project reports of these roads are ready and will be tendered next month for which Rs 3000 crore have been already allocated, he said adding that a newly declared state highways of nearly 1054 kms is being upgraded to the same standard, as above.

In addition, widening and strengthening of major district roads comprising 1717 kms have also been taken up in the current financial year and another 1500 kms would be taken in the next fiscal.

The state government has also decided that the work of widening of major district roads will be tendered in packages each consisting of all road projects withing 'division' on a national competitive biding basis. However, a tender for Patna worth Rs 125 crore has already been invited, Mr Mishra said.

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