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Nitish Kumar to lay foundation stone of elevated corridor from AIIMS Patna to Digha
Today, Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar will lay the foundation stone of the dream project, elevated corridor from AIIMS Patna to Digha. The project is expected to be completed in October 2016. It is a major milestone in the infrastructure development of Patna. This project has come as a gift to the people of Patna on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.

The length of the road will be 11.9 km, of which 9.7 km will be elevated. It will have connectivity with NH-98, NH-30, NH-19 and Ganga Path. It will start from AIIMS Patna on NH-98 and will terminate at Digha on Ganga Path.

Bihar State Road Development Corporation (BSRDC) MD and state road secretary Pratyaya Amrit said this project has been designed as a high-speed and toll-free 4-lane corridor. It will have facilities like roadside furniture, street lighting, pedestrian facilities, rescue lane, traffic and medical aid post and noise barrier. The contractor firm awarded the work to Gammon India Limited, which has promised to complete the project before the deadline, reported The Times of India.

This project will serve as a lifeline for patients being rushed to AIIMS from any corner as it will be free from traffic congestion . It will act as Ring Road of Patna as construction of four-lane Ganga Path and four-lane Patna-Bakhtiarpur on NH-30.

The total project cost is Rs 1,289 crore, while Gammon India has been awarded the work for Rs 717.30 crore, reported Times of India. The elevated corridor concept was conceived by Nitish in May 2012 during a site visit.

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