Patna: The Bihar government on Tuesday approved new road maintenance policy under which upkeep of roads would rest on the contractors for a period ranging from five to nine years.
The approval to Bihar Road Status Management Policy, 2013, was given in cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
As per the policy, the contractors would be responsible for maintenance of highways for a period ranging from five to nine years, Principal Secretary Cabinet Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters on decisions taken by the state cabinet.
In other important decisions, the Bihar cabinet decided to increase tax on country liquor by Rs 10 per litre. It also took a decision to impose prohibition cess on country liquor, Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) and beer.


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