Bihar Government cancels Rs 2,900-crore bridge project given to Chinese companies

The call for “Boycott China” is growing day by day. The latest attack on China came from Bihar Government as it decided to cancel the tender given to Chinese companies for a bridge project over the Ganga river in Patna.

The Bihar Government had floated the tender in the year 2019 to construct a 5.6-km-long bridge, other minor bridges, underpasses, and a rail overbridge. The capital cost of the entire project was around Rs 2,900 crore.

A senior official of the Bihar government said that two of the four contractors selected for the project were Chinese. The official added that a new tender will be floated soon.

The bridge over Ganga riven was to be built parallel to the existing Mahatma Gandhi Setu that connects the northern part of the state with the capital. The new bridge would bring respite to the people of Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, and Saran who currently face huge difficulty in going to and coming from Patna.

The project was supposed to be completed by January 2023. Now that the new tenders will be floated, the deadline is also expected to move further.

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