The central government has accepted Bihar’s proposal to build a 450-kilometer highway directly linking Patna and Kolkata, requiring an investment of Rs 18,000 crore. National Highways Minister Nitin Naveen said the proposed highway would be built by the federal Department of Transport and would run through five counties in the home state. NHAI will build a 6-lane access-controlled highway between Bihar and West Bengal, and construction work will begin soon.
The highway will start from Dankuni in Hooghly district of West Bengal and pass through Patna (Bakhtiyapur), Nalanda (Bihar Sharif), Sheikhpura, Jamui (Bihar) Sikandra and Chakai) and Banca (Catoria) regions. The expressway connects with Jharkhand at Devipur in the Deoghar district and connects with a four-lane road to AIIMS Deoghar. It will be part of the second phase of Bharatmala Pariyojana (BMP). The project will be built on UP’s Purvanchal Expressway line.
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