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The lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus may lead to delay in fulfilment of few infrastructure projects like flyovers, roads, foot overbridges etc. Various real estate projects might also bear the brunt of the lockdown.
Nand Kishor Yadav the State road development minister stated the projects were postponed keeping in mind the health of workers. “Thousands of workers and engineers work all day and night together to build a road or a bridge. It is obvious that we would face loses. However, our only concern under the present circumstances is the safety of our workers,” he replied.
The Managing Director of Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited (BSRDCL) Sanjay Kumar Agarwal told the building work will now be suspended till the lockdown lasts. Some of the key projects that have been put on hold are listed here.
Including Digha-Danapur elevated road, Lohia Path Chakra project and R-Block Digha road the work on few roads in Patna, under that short elevated roads and multiple underpasses are proposed to be performed at prominent traffic points among Lalit Bhavan and Vidyut Bhavan was supposed to be finished by the end of this year.
AIIMS-Digha elevated road and R-Block Digha road were aimed to be finished by May-June. More than 98% of development work had been performed on AIIMS-Digha elevated road a BSRDCL official stated.The Saguna Mor-Danapur road was to be turned into an 8-lane road this year by August. Other stalled road projects are Ganga expressway and Bihta-Sarmera road.
The Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had approved the alignments of Patna Metro project. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation who is performing the project in a JV with the state govt had commenced conducting a soil test. The lockdown has delayed this project also.
This article first appeared on www.metrorailnews.in
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