Tajpur (Samastipur): In tune with his development drive, Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar announced on Tuesday that Tajpur on the bank of river Ganga in Samastipur would be connected to  Darbhanga with a four-lane road.

Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony in Tajpur, Nitish Kumar announced that the proposed Bakhtiyarpur-Tajpur bridge over Ganga would be connected to Darbhanga with a four lane road.

He assured the project would be completed by March 2015.

 “Comparing to other states, Bihar has less number of bridges. Keeping this in view the bridge is being constructed for the convenience of common people,” Nitish said.

“Construction of bridge between Deegha and Sonpur has already begun apart from a bridge over Ganga to connect Chapra and Ara,” he added.

Taking a serious note on the poor condition of Rajendra Bridge in Mokama he said, “Its responsibility of railways. It’s in bad shape and it has laid extra pressure on the Mahatma Gandhi Setu. So, the government has decided to construct a road bridge over Ganga near Mokama.”

Giving details of the proposed Bridge in Mokama that would come up on the PPP model, Nitish said that all necessary preparation have been done in that regard.

“The 5.575 kilometre long Bridge would cost Rs 1602.74 crore. The construction work would be undertaken by a Hyderabad based company Navayuga Jahnavi,” Nitish informed.