Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of several road projects and river development works in Bihar tomorrow. He will be accompanied by Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radhamohan Singh and others.

Shri Gadkari will inaugurate / lay foundation stone for two national highways  projects worth Rs 505 crore in Raxaul. These include foundation stone for work of widening of 69 km section of NH-28A from Piprakothi to Motihari and Raxaul (including ICP Link road) with a cost of Rs 333.60 crore, and inauguration of the widening to 2-lane and strengthening with paved shoulders of 40 km section of NH-28B from Chhapra to Misrauli with a cost of Rs 171.40 crore.

The Minister will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of four national highway projects worth Rs 353.71 crore at Bagaha, Pashchim Champaran in Bihar tomorrow. These include widening to 2-lane and strengthening of 24 km road from Misrauli to Parsauni with a cost of Rs 93.84 crore, widening and strengthening of 37 km road from Manuvapul to Yagnapatti-Navalpur-Raywal Chowk with a cost of Rs 128.90 crore under CRF, and construction of ROB at 91 km and 94 km with the cost of Rs 131.97 crore respectively.

Shri Gadkari will also initiate the development of 300 km long river route from Hajipur to Triveni Ghat at a cost of Rs 12.9 crore under dredging work in river Gandak for facilitating water transport. This will help in generating cargo transport capacity of 11.6 MT in the next five years. There will be RO-RO terminals at Vaishali, Kalyanpur, Betia and Bagaha. The project will provide cargo connectivity from river Ganga and transport facility up to Nepal by waterway.