State’s first project under PPP in Patna

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 14:01

Patna: Bihar`s first 5.5 km mega bridge
over river Ganga near Bakhtiarpur in Patna would be built
under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

The mega bridge would be constructed under PPP for which
the Hyderabad-based Hindustan Engineering Syndicate (HES)
consortium has evinced interest, officials said.

"It will be the first mega bridge to be built under the
public private partnership mode... This is historic day and
one example of changing Bihar," Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
said while speaking at a function here.

Kumar said this was just the beginning of private
investment in the road sector. "Please wait for some more
time, many more such offer will come. The bridge over Ganga
will be built on design, build, operated, transfer basis," he
said.

The four lane road bridge between Karjan village on
National Highway-31 at Bakhtiarpur and Tajpur in Samastipur
district on National Highway 28 would be constructed at an
estimated cost of Rs 1502 crore.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 14:01

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