The 21-kilometer-long 4-lane elevated road between Danapur and Bihta is expected to begin shortly after bidding process . The project will be completed in 30 months using funds worth Rs3,737.51 crore .
PATNA: Construction work on the 21-kilometer-long 4-lane elevated road between Danapur and Bihta is expected to begin shortly after the bidding process, according to state road construction minister Nitin Nabin.The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) launched the bid process last month, and Nabin said that the project will be completed in 30 months using funds worth Rs3,737.51 crore.The NHAI launched the bidding process in July, and businesses interested in participating can submit their bids by August 29.Nabin said that after the monsoon, a time for the contractor will be given, and that construction work will begin.The Danapur-Bihta route, which is said to be the longest elevated road in east India, will also have a 600-meter tunnel for vehicle entry into the proposed civil enclave at Bihta airbase.Between Shivala and Bihta, four bypasses will be built: Neoraganj, Painal, Kanhauli, and Bisunpura.The route will begin near the Danapur DRM office and end at Koilwar.To facilitate mobility, the scheme envisages the construction of ramps at four points. The proposal also calls for the construction of an underpass between Bihta and Koilwar, as well as four small bridges in the same area.In October 2019, the center decided to bear the building cost while the state government had to purchase land.The state government is currently completing the land acquisition process.According to Nabin, the building process would not take any longer. The issue was settled in February.According to Nabin, a land parcel is being made available to the railways at Hardinge Park near Patna Junction in lieu of the land that was acquired near Danapur DRM office.The Bihta-Sarmera road, according to the minister, is part of PM Narendra Modis' special package for Bihar, which he announced before the 2014 general elections.The road is part of the Patna-Buxar initiative. The state government wants to link the Danapur-Bihta elevated road to the Purvanchal Expressway, according to Nabin, which will help in extending the expressway up to Bhagalpur.