Rs 42 Crore released. 1st leg of NH-19 to be completed by June next year

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The Centre has released Rs 42 crore of the Rs 382 crore it has sanctioned for restoration of Chhapra-Hajipur NH-19. The remaining amount would be released in phases.

Union skill development minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the work would be completed by June next year. Rudy, who had a meeting with deputy CM Tejaswi Prasad Yadav recently to discuss the problem of frequent traffic snarls in the town, said the Centre has decided to construct a double-decker fly over at Chhapra to address the issue. The minister said the NH-19, which would be linked with Sonepur-Digha rail-cum-road bridge, would come as a major relief for people of western Bihar and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.

Although work on construction of the NH had begun a decade back, it could not be completed due to funds crunch, court cases and protests by contractors.

Source: TOI


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