The Construction of much awaited Ganga Expressway Patna will start in 2014. This was revealed by the Minister of Road Construction in Bihar Govt, Nand Kishore Yadav. He said that the Construction process has been delayed because of lack of Interest from Road Construction Firms.
The state government had decided to build the expressway in 2008 and floated global tenders thrice. But none of the bidders qualified, hence the delay.
Earlier this year, Government decided to get Ganga Expressway constructed by Bihar State Road Development Corporation. A new set of proposals has been drafted and has been sent to the BSRDC.
Nand Kishore Yadav also said that BSRDC has been asked to complete paper work related to the Expressway. The government would issue tender for the Ganga Expressway by March-April 2013.
In the first phase, the driveway will connect Digha and Didarganj, a stretch of 21 km, and in the second phase, it will go to Fatuha, a distance of 18 km. About seven km of the road will run on an elevated platform.
To handle the Financials of Ganga Expressway, Bihar government has sought financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank. ADB has also showed keen interest in the project and asked the government to send a proposal to the ADB through the Union finance ministry.