Bihar Gets Its Own Version Of Mumbai Marine Drive Which Will Be Called ‘Patna Marine Drive’

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Bihar Gets Its Own Version Of Mumbai Marine Drive Which Will Be Called ‘Patna Marine Drive’

Mumbai’s Marine Drive alongside the Arabian Sea is the most famous and beautiful spot in Mumbai. Now, the capital of Bihar, Patna is all set to get its own version of the same which will be known as ‘Patna Marine Drive’. Bihar’s Chief Minister recently dedicated the first phase of an expressway stretching along the Ganges, an investment worth ₹3,831 crores.  

Patna Marine Drive

The Ganga driveway is a 20.5-kilometre-long path in Patna that was inaugurated in 2013 on the birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan and will be soon known as Patna Marine Drive. A 20 km expressway from Digha to Didarganj is included in the Ganga Path project. The road between Digha to Patna Medical College and Hospital which is also the first phase of the project is 6,5 km long. A thirteen-meter high dam serves as a foundation for the road. The estimated cost of the whole project is ₹3,160 crore. The elevated pathway, which stretches for 20 kilometres, aims to bypass traffic problems in all four corners of the city. 

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Cutting Down The Time Taken To Cover The Distance

Installing speed guns on the expressway in order to prevent the overspeeding of the vehicles is something that the government is planning to do. A function was organised where the Bihar’s Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar recalled how the work on the JP Path which is named after the socialist leader Jayprakash Narayan began in 2013 marking the late leader’s birth anniversary and the fact that its first phase is ready in less than a decade. The distance between Digha to PMCH will be cut short to 15-20 minutes because of the expressway. 

Pic Credits: News 18 Hindi

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