The Bihar government, after being let down by private partners, is now planning to construct its ambitious Ganga Expressway project on its own. It has also sought financial assistance from HUDCO and ADB, The State government envisioned this Rs 2,224 crore project to provide 22 kms long four lane congestion free road link within Patna.
Government cleared the decks for the project in August and planned to construct the road through private-public partnership (PPP). Work on the project was scheduled to begin by the end of the last year. Reliance Infrastructure, Gammon India and Navyuga Constructions were shortlisted by the State government as partners for its dream project. However, none of them showed up in the final bidding process and the government was forced to put the project on backburner.
Nand Kishore Yadav, the State Road Construction Minister said that soon a global tender will be floated. The minister added that last time the government failed because of the global financial slowdown.