Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for sixteen National Highways projects worth Rs 6943.04 crore in Chhapra and Madhepura on Thursday.
He will also inaugurate/ lay foundation stone for several works under Namami Gange programme worth Rs 2826 crore at these two places.
Two National Highways will be inaugurated at Chhapra. These include two laning with paved shoulders of 155 km road from Anishabad to Aurangabad to Hariharganj on NH-98 and two laning with paved shoulders of 73 km road from Chhapra to Revaghat and Muzaffarpur on NH-102.
Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for 8 NH projects in Chhapra, including four laning of 49 km road from Narainpur to Purnia on NH-131(A) at a cost of Rs 1,269 crore, construction of flyover in Kishanganj on NH-31 at a cost of Rs 129.2 crore and two laning of 64.2 km road on NH-527 (C) from Majhauli to Charaut at a cost of Rs 537.17 crore.
At Madhepura, Gadkari will lay the foundation stone of two laning of 47.75 km road from Umagaon to Basopatti and Kalwahi on NH-227(L) and from Saharghat to Benipatti to Rahika on NH-227(J)at a cost of Rs 407.28 crore, two laning of 26.04 km road from Bideshwarsthan to Bheja on NH-527(A) at a cost of Rs 337 crore, two laning of 90 km road from Maheshkhoot to Saharsa and Madhepura on NH-107 at a cost of Rs 645 crore and construction of 10.2 km long bridge along with approach road on river Kosi between Bheja and Bakor on NH-527(A) at a cost of Rs 984.29 crore.
Gadkari will also lay the foundation stone for 14 Sewerage Infrastructure Projects worth Rs 2785.23 Crore and development of 8 ghats at a cost of Rs 22 Crore, besides inaugurating Ghats in Sonepur at a cost of Rs 19.75 Crore under Namami Gange programme.