The union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday cleared a proposal for four-laning of the Mahatma Gandhi Setu, which connects state capital Patna to north Bihar.
“The proposal of four-laning of the Mahatma Gandhi Setu has been cleared,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the media after the cabinet meeting.
“This proposal has been pending for 15 years, and it was a major proposal in the Bihar package announced by the prime minister,” he said.
“It is the rehabilitation of the old bridge. The expenditure will be Rs 1,742.01 crore. All amount will be spent by the Centre,” he said.