Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid foundation stones for infrastructure projects in Bihar on 15 September 2020.
Out of these, four projects are related to water supply, two are sewerage treatment and one is riverfront development. The total cost of these projects is Rs 541 crore.
The implementation of these projects has been undertaken by Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation under the Urban Development and Housing Department of Bihar.
The sewerage treatment plants inaugurated are built under Namami Gange at Beur and Karmalichak, in Patna Municipal Corporation.
The water supply projects built under AMRUT Mission in the Siwan Municipal Council and the Chapra Municipal Corporation were also inaugurated. Both these projects will help local residents get pure drinking water 24 hours a day.
The foundation stone was laid for Munger Water Supply Scheme under AMRUT Mission. The scheme will help residents of the Munger Municipal Corporation get pure water through pipelines.
Foundation stone was also laid for Jamalpur Water Supply Scheme under AMRUT Mission in the Jamalpur Municipal Council and for Muzaffarpur Riverfront Development Scheme, being built under Namami Gange.
Under the Muzaffarpur Riverfront Development Scheme, three ghats of Muzaffarpur – Poorvi Akhada Ghat, Seedhi Ghat and Chandwara Ghat will be developed.
Basic facilities such as toilets, information kiosk, changing room, pathway, watch tower, etc will be made available at the riverfront. Moreover, proper security arrangements, signage and adequate lighting will be arranged for at these ghats. The development of the riverfront will boost tourism and make it a centre of attraction in future.