In another move towards transforming India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated & laid the foundation stones for seven projects worth Rs 541 crore to upscale the urban infrastructure in Bihar. Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar was also present at the occasion. Of the projects rolled out by the PM today, four projects are related to water supply, two to sewerage treatment and one to riverfront development.
Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (BUIDCO) will be implementing the projects under the Urban Development and Housing Department of Bihar. Sewerage treatment plants (STPs) built under Namami Gange at Beur and Karmalichak by Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) was inaugurated by the PM.
The PM also inaugurated water supply projects under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in Siwan Municipal Council and Chapra Municipal Corporation. Both these projects will help local residents get pure drinking water 24 hours a day. Also, he laid the foundation stone of the Munger water supply scheme under AMRUT. Jamalpur water supply Scheme, again under AMRUT, was inaugurated by the PM.
Further, the PM through the videoconference also laid the foundation stone of Muzaffarpur Riverfront Development Scheme built under Namami Gange. Three ghats of Muzaffarpur, Poorvi Akhada Ghat, Seedhi Ghat and Chandwara Ghat will be developed under the project.
Basic facilities like toilets, information kiosk, changing room, pathway, watchtower etc. will be made available at the riverfront. Proper security arrangements, signage and adequate lighting will be arranged for at these ghats.
During the inauguration ceremony, PM Modi said that over 50 projects worth Rs 6000 crore have been approved in Bihar to keep river Ganga clean. Namami Gange project will change the lifestyle of the people, he added.