In Patna, inauguration of the casting for 4.5-km-long rail-cum-road bridge at Digha was fulfilled by ECR GM Madhuresh Kumar at the bridge site in the city September 14. Railways has completed the launching of 22nd span of 123 metre girder of the rail-cum-road bridge so far. This bridge will have 9.075 metre carriageway width of road and 1.5 metre wide pathway on either side.
The cost for constructing girders of India´s longest rail-cum-road bridge at Bogibeel over Brahmaputra in Assam, by a HCC-led consortium, is likely to escalate by over Rs 300 crore, mainly due to expansion and delay of the project.
Indian Railways is working on projects worth Rs 400 bn to connect capital cities of five North Eastern states - Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Nagaland - and areas bordering China, Myanmar and Bangladesh with India.