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Enlargement of rail bridge over Ganga near Patna approved by CCEA

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Sep 7 (UNI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave a go-ahead for enlarging the rail bridge over the Ganga near Patna to rail-cum-road bridge, which would ease the burden on Mahatma Gandhi Setu and connect Patna on the southern bank with Sonepur (Hajipur) on the northern bank.

The total cost of the project is Rs 1389 crore and it is expected to be completed in five years, an official spokesperson said here briefing reporters about the CCEA meeting.

The share of the Railway will be Rs 835 crore and that of Roads Rs 554 Crore.


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