The Ganga Path will open next month on the Gandhi setu's eastern slope.

Patna to receive two long-awaited road and bridge improvements in the first week of June . The eastern flank of Mahatma Gandhi Setu will be opened on June 7 .

Patna is scheduled to receive two long-awaited road and bridge improvements in the first week of June.Though the eastern flank of Mahatma Gandhi Setu will be opened on June 7, the first phase of Ganga Path, also known as Ganga driveway, will also be open for vehicular use in the first week of June.On Saturday, state road construction minister Nitin Nabin announced that Union road transportation and highways minister Nitin Gadkari would lay foundations and launch projects worth Rs15,000 crore in the region.On June 7, Gandkariji will physically open the restored eastern flank of Gandhi Setu, which has been restored.

The 39-year-old Gandhi setu over the Ganges, which connects north and south Bihar, is being revived by the Union ministry of road transport and highways.The old bridge's steel deck superstructure, except the pillars, was replaced by a steel deck superstructure in February 2017 and Gadkari inaugurated the western flank of the bridge by videoconference on July 31, 2020.AFCON Infrastructure Ltd is undertaking the setu's renovation project in a joint venture with Sibmost, with an estimated cost of Rs 1,742 crore.An official from the state road construction department said the work is almost complete.

Also in the final stages of work, painting and road marking are being carried out.It is a mark of pride that such a challenging project has been completed in five years.Meanwhile, Nabin said on Friday that the first phase of the Ganga Path will be ready for vehicular travel in the first week of June.In 2013, CM Nitish Kumar laid the foundation for the 20.50-kilometer four-lane road between Digha and Nasriganj on the banks of the Ganga, a Rs 3,390-crore project.

In the first week of June, the Ganga Path between Digha and A N Sinha Institute, as well as a parallel road connecting PMCH will be opened.According to Nabin, we expect to complete the first phase of the project up to Gai Ghat by December this year.With an investment of Rs 131 crore, the Ganga Path will be connected by a 1.12 km long elevated access road connecting Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) and the Ganga Path, which will facilitate the arrival of people from north Bihar to PMCH.It would also be connected to the R Block-Digha Road and the AIIMS-Digha elevated highway by means of a rotary near J P Setu.

Soon, work on finishing, including blackout, lighting, and road markers will be completed.By the end of this month, the road will be completely paved for vehicular traffic, according to a RCD official.