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Cabinet approves construction of Rs.1948.25 crore 6-Lane bridge across River Ganga

Last Updated on June 13, 2018 by Admin

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has recently approved a major project which involves construction of 9.9 km long new 6 – lane bridge across river Ganga on NH – 96 at Phaphamau in Allahabad. The estimated capital cost of the project is Rs.1948.25 crore.

It is expected that the construction period for the project is three years and will be completed by December, 2021.  The new bridge will not only help to resolve the traffic congestion on existing old 2-lane Phaphamau bridge on NH-96 but it will also facilitate the crowd management during Kumbh, Ardh-Kumbh and other yearly ritual baths at Sangam. The bridge will help to boost the tourism in the region.

The present traffic on the old bridge is about 40,000 PCUs (Passenger Car Units) which is manifold greater than its designed capacity of 15,000 PCUs

The bridge will also be beneficial for the Lucknow-Faizabad bound traffic coming from Madhya Pradesh via National Highway-27 and National Highway-76 through Naini Bridge. The new bridge will also help the nearby businesses by enhancing the transportation of goods as currently there is no entry for goods vehicles on this bridge from 06 am to 11 pm.

Credits: Press Information Bureau

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