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Bridge tender in Bihar involving Chinese firms in bidding cancelled on ‘technical reasons’

by the owl speaks

The bidding tender for the construction of a four-lane bridge over the Ganga in Bihar involving Chinese firms was cancelled due to “technical reasons”.

“The tender for bridge construction was cancelled on June 25 on technical grounds by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH)”, said Bihar Road Construction Department Minister Nand Kishore Yadav.

A fresh bid is said to have been invited and the bids would be open till July 30.

The tendering process for the proposed bridge parallel to Mahatma Gandhi Setu on Ganga, connecting Patna to north Bihar, was said to be in final stage.

Earlier, MoRTH had sanctioned ₹2, 927 crore for the 14.5 km bridge project on National Highway-19 (5.63 km on river while, 8.87 km was to cover approach road from both sides) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a special package for Bihar.

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