Patna, Jul 26 : Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that his government was applying better technology for the construction of bridges across Ganga and other rivers and stressed on the need for adopting improved technology for construction work in flood-affected areas.
Addressing a two-day workshop on ‘Major Bridges in Bihar, Innovation and Challenges’ at Gyan Bhawan in Samrat Ashok Convention Centre here, Mr Kumar said Bihar had been a flood-affected state attributing it too heavy rainfall in Nepal. He said the situation of a flash flood was created in the state in 2017 damaging state highways, national highways and their bridges.
Mr Kumar said it was necessary to apply better technology in the construction work in the flood-affected areas. The bridges should not create hurdle inflow of rivers, he said, adding improved technology was being used for the construction of bridges across Kosi, Gandak, Sone, Ganga and other rivers.
Chief Minister said the government was working on reducing travel time to five hours from any region of Bihar to the state capital and several new bridges, culverts and pathways were being constructed for the purpose. He said problems were also being created due to change in the pattern of rainfall, caused by climate change. The Centre was constructing bridges parallel to J P Setu and Gandhi Setu across Ganga, he said adding that state government was constructing one more bridge across Ganga from the eastern side of Gandhi Setu. (UNI)