Munger Ganga Bridge

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Munger Ganga Bridge
Coordinates 25°23′54″N 86°27′28″E / 25.39843°N 86.45769°E / 25.39843; 86.45769
Carries Rail-Road
Crosses Ganges
Locale Munger-Begusarai
Characteristics
Design K-truss
Total length 3,190 metres (10,470 ft)
Width 12 metres
Number of spans 31
History
Construction begin 2002
Construction end June 2015 (expected)

Munger Ganga Bridge (Hindi: मुंगेर गंगा सेतु), is a rail-cum-road bridge under construction across the Ganges, at Munger in the Indian state of Bihar.The bridge will connect Munger-Jamalpur twin cities to various districts of North Bihar.

The 3.19 km long bridge costing Rs. 9,300 million is located 55 km downstream of the Rajendra Setu near Mokama and 68 km upstream of the Vikramshila Setu at Bhagalpur. The bridge will form a link between NH 80 on the southern side of the Ganges and NH 31 on the northern side of the Ganges. It will also help to connect Jamalpur Junction on the Sahibganj Loop line of Eastern Railway to Sahebpur Kamal Junction on the Barauni-Katihar section of East Central Railway.[1] The Bridge will connect districts of Begusarai and Khagaria to the Divisional headquarters Munger city.

Construction work on the bridge was inaugurated by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister, through video conference system, in 2002.[2] Railways has set the deadline for completion of these two mega bridges during 2015-2016 fiscal. The fund of Rs 180 crore has been allocated in the Rail Budget 2015-16.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Trains in India". PPPNOW.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  2. ^ "PM opens work on Munger rail-cum-road bridge project". Times of India, 22 december 2002. 2002-12-27. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  3. ^ |url=http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150227/jsp/bihar/story_5824.jsp#.VPQdqFOUenA%7Ctitle=Munger Ganga Bridge Gets Rs 180 cr in Rail Budget 2015-2016|work=Telegraph India
  4. ^ |url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/ECR-gets-Rs744cr-more-than-last-year-says-GM/articleshow/46387240.cms%7Ctitle=ECR gets Rs 744 cr more than last year railway budget|work=Times of India