Maruti Suzuki is set to enhance its connectivity in India with the inauguration of a new bridge over the Ganges River, creating a direct link between West Bengal and Bihar to the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow. This development comes as part of the extension of the Purvanchal Expressway and the National Highway 31 to meet the NH 2 leading to West Bengal, at Ghazipur district’s Sherpur and Bara region.

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The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has received the green light for the Detailed Project Report (DPR), kickstarting the construction phase. The proposal includes a solid two-lane bridge with accompanying two-lane roads on either side, adding up to a 13-kilometer stretch.

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The central government has sanctioned the necessary funds for this project, with land acquisition processes also set to begin. Once complete, the bridge, along with the expressway route from NH 31 to West Bengal’s NH 2, will act as a shortcut bypass, significantly benefiting travel from West Bengal to Luck

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now’s capital. This new route is expected to significantly reduce travel time, enhancing convenience for commuters.

In February, during his visit to Ballia, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, responded to public demand and announced the construction of a permanent bridge over the Ganga River to connect the Purvanchal Expressway directly to the NH 2 leading to West Bengal.

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The central government has approved nearly 400 crore rupees for the connection of the Purvanchal Expressway to National Highway 31 and NH 2 heading to West Bengal. Additionally, the government has sanctioned 100 crore rupees to connect Maldepur to the Greenfield Expressway.


According to Ballia MP Virendra Singh Mast, the construction of the bridge will also directly connect the Tadighat-Bara National Highway 124C with the Purvanchal Expressway and NH 2 to West Bengal. This development will not only enhance connectivity across UP, Bihar, and West Bengal but also bring direct benefits to various provinces,

increasing employment opportunities and reducing the need for migration to other states for work and business. NHAI’s Project Director in Azamgarh, S.P. Pathak, has confirmed that the DPR for the new bridge and road has been approved, signaling the start of a significant infrastructural enhancement in the region.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.