Commuters will be relieved as the 6-lane Koilwar bridge opens.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the remaining three lanes of the six-lane Koilwar bridge over the Sone river in Bhojpur on Saturday . The long-awaited 1,528-metre-long and 32-meter-wide bridge is located parallel to the old Koilwar bridge .

Patna, December 1: Through videoconferencing from New Delhi, Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the remaining three lanes (downstream) of the six-lane Koilwar bridge over the Sone river in Bhojpur on Saturday.The long-awaited 1,528-metre-long and 32-meter-wide bridge, which is located parallel to the old Koilwar bridge, is expected to ease traffic and make travel easy for residents between Patna Three upstream lanes of the bridge were opened earlier this year, Gadkari said.Gadkari also sanctioned several national highways, mega bridges, and linkages to new expressways in Bihar.The building work is being completed on schedule.

I want to see Bihar roads and bridges competing with those constructed in America, Gadkari said.The old Koilwar road-cum-rail bridge, which was constructed in the late 19th century, now stands parallel to the new six-lane bridge.On the old bridge, long traffic jams were a regular thing.I was approached by Union minister and Ara MP R K Singh for this bridge.

Singh is now free to come to my house for tea and snacks, according to Union Minister and Buxar MP Ashwini Kumar Choubey, but Singh said that the new bridge will be named after hero of the 1857 rebellion, Mangal Pandey, or renowned mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh.