National Highway 131 will prove to be one of the patrons in the development of the border. This will not only reduce the distance between Jharkhand and West Bengal, but also help in the transportation of other building materials from Jharkhand, including stone chips.
It can also reduce the cost of building materials in the border. Starting from Narenpur (Manihari) on National Highway 131, the East-West Corridor (National Highway No. 31) ends in Northeast India. The project will connect Purnia-Katihar directly with Jharkhand and Malda in West Bengal. A bridge has been built over the river Mahananda in West Bengal near Katihar Ahmedabad.
A division of Katihar Railway. The construction of this project will open the door for development in the border areas. After the completion of the project, passenger and freight vehicles from the north-eastern states will cross the region and enter the Jharkhand border. The project will help in the social and economic development of the four districts of Simanchal, Purnia, Katihar, Araria and Kishanganj. The project will be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 21 through the groundbreaking video conferencing. There will also be land worship in Purnia.
Bridges over the Ganges, stone chips will be easily transported
Under one section of the project, construction work of 22 km road from Sahebganj to Manihari Ghat Narenpur under a four-lane km.1 km long bridge has already started at a cost of Tk 1,900 to 700 crore. After the construction of the Ganges Bridge, the stone chips from Jharkhand will be transported along the Sumagata in North Bihar, which will also reduce the cost of building construction.
Katihar, 14.86 km bypass will have no traffic jams
Construction of 49 km four lanes under Narenpur-Purnia Division 2 will cost Tk 1,605 crore. Two high level bridges, 15 mini bridges, two flyovers, three ROBs, 17 underpasses will be constructed. A 14.76 km bypass will also be constructed in Katihar town to avoid traffic jams.
The work will be completed in two years: Project Director
According to Arvind Bharati, project director, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), work on the first division of the project is underway. For the second division as well, the first division of the same company got the job. The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the project on September 21. The car will fly at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour in four lanes. The project will be completed in two years. The company will also maintain it for 15 years.