The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of India have signed a $500M loan for the construction of a new road bridge across the Ganges River in India.
The new bridge, measuring 9.8km in length, will span across both channels of the Ganges River and serve as an alternative route to the existing Ganga Bridge.
The project will involve the construction of viaducts, embankments, and toll and service facilities.
The state government of Bihar will provide $215M in addition to ADB’s loan and $900,000 in technical assistance to enhance bridge operation and management.
The project is anticipated to be complete by the end of December 2020. Upon completion, the project is expected to become India’s longest river bridge and the first of its kind in the country.
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