The Bihar state government has set a target of reaching Patna within five hours from any part of the state for which construction of Road Over Bridges (ROB) will be helpful. Bihar Plans to Construct 4 Lane Elevated Road to Connect Proposed Bihta Airport. To achieve this target Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has urged Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal to give railway land for construction of four lane elevated road connecting which will connect Patna with the proposed airport at Bihta.
Nitesh Kumar addressing a function organized to inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a slew of railway projects in the state said that the Bihta Air Force Station would be upgraded to a civil airport soon. Bihar Plans to Construct 4 Lane Elevated Road to Connect Proposed Bihta Airport. The state government has suggested to the National Highways Authority of India construction of an elevated road and also hand over land for the purpose.
Kumar also sought Goyal help in expediting work on the remaining portion of Neura-Sheikhpura rail line which would prove to be very useful for running goods trains.
While 29 ROBs have been completed, work on four more is in progress. The state government has already sanctioned 50 percent of funds for construction of 47 ROBs, he said.
While appreciating the Centre’s plan to run high-speed trains in the country, Kumar shared the experience of his Japan visit where he saw bullet trains passing through heavily congested areas, and hailed the Japanese technology.
They have decided to make a peace circuit, especially those places which are associated with Lord Budha. They want to run semi high-speed train on it. The state government has invited a team from Japan on its own expense for the purpose. He hopes that railway ministry would help and cooperate in the matter, Kumar said.
Kumar also suggested the Centre open a railway university at Jamalpur in Munger stating that despite strong progress of air and road services, railway is still dear to people because of its ease and simplicity. Read more