Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has laid the foundation stones of nine highway projects in Bihar through video conferencing. The total road length of these projects is about 350-km, involving an investment of ₹14,258 crore. The new projects will provide better connectivity, convenience and economic growth in and around the state. The movement of people and goods will also improve, especially with the neighbouring states like UP and Jharkhand. In 2015, PM had announced a special package worth ₹54,700 crore for Bihar's infrastructure development and out of the 75 projects, 13 projects have already been completed. Work is in full swing at 38 projects and the remaining are in the DPR, bidding and sanctions stages. With the completion of these projects, all rivers in Bihar will have bridges conforming to 21st-century specifications, and all major NHs will stand widened and strengthened. Under the PM's package, the total numbers of bridges over river Ganga are 17 with a lane capacity of 62. This way, on an average, there will be a bridge over rivers in the state at every 25 km.