India: Bihar New Ganga Bridge Project

The new Ganga Bridge and approach-road network will significantly improve connectivity between north and south Bihar, and provide enhanced transport capacity and linkages to Patna. It will substantially reduce the travel time to Patna from the surrounding regions, which will ease access to the state’s administrative and social services, and health and higher education facilities.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval24 Jun 2016
Funding TypeLoan
CountryIndia
SectorTransport/Road
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$715 million

KEY OUTPUTS

New Ganga Bridge constructed (9.8 km)

13 km integrated approach roadway network constructed

Ganga Bridge operation and management team capacity enhanced

FINANCING

$215 million (Government of India)

$500 million (Asian Development Bank)