The Union transport minister has approved the construction of a four-lane bridge parallel to JP Setu over the Ganga River in Patna, and a 4-km-long six-lane road between Koilwar and Bihta, and declared Patna-Areraj road as National Highway (NH). Apart from this, a decision was also taken to initiate the bidding process for the construction of Amas (Aurangabad)-Darbhanga Expressway to connect the north and south Bihar. The land acquisition process for 189-km-long expressway is currently in full swing and construction work is set to start shortly. Assurance has also been given for the removal of hurdles in the execution of several other projects of NHAI in the state.

Projects entailing an estimated investment worth ₹1 lakh crore are being executed by the Centre in Bihar. The bridge parallel to JP Setu, which is a rail-cum-road bridge, comes under a special package announced by PM prior to the 2015 state assembly elections. As many as seven projects from the PM's special package are ready for the foundation stage. The six-lane road between Koilwar and Bihta will help in decongesting the vehicular movement and frequent snarls on this stretch and will also provide smooth vehicular access to the upcoming international airport at Bihta.
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