New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has approved a proposal to construct 120 km Munger-Bhagalpur-Tirpety-Kahalgaon concrete road on national highway 80 in Bihar. This will be a 2-lane road with paved shoulders, which will also be 4-lane wide at certain stretches.
Shri Nitin Gadkari has directed officials to begin work on this Road within next three months. He also ordered release of Rs 20 crore for immediate repair works on this section.
The Minister informed that this is an important commercial connectivity Road in this area with around 25 thousand vehicles per day. The Ministry has decided to construct the new NH in view of difficulties of the people of this region. He said, with the completion of this road, commercial activities of the State will be strengthened. This road will connect the bridge being constructed by the State govt at Agvani Ghat of Sultanganj to Khagaria, which will add further traffic of about 6000 vehicles on this road.
The road from Munger to Bhagalpur, Kahalgaon and Mirza Chauki of Jharkhand is the busiest route of Bihar. It serves as lifeline for stone supply sector which caters to entire Bihar, Nepal, WB, etc. It is also a major route for carrying *fly ash* from NTPC Kahalgaon to Saharsa, Madhepura, Begusarai, Purnima and Kishanganj. It also connects to the famous Vikramshila University of *Bhagalpur*, besides being an important tourist route.