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MoRTH – Mahatma Gandhi Setu Bridge Revamp – Bihar - Project Profile

MoRTH – Mahatma Gandhi Setu Bridge Revamp – Bihar - Project Profile


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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is undertaking a major revamp of the Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge, that connects the northern and southern regions of Bihar, India.

The project involves the construction of a 5.575km four-lane bridge. It includes the construction of access roads, service roads, and related infrastructure, and the installation of signaling and safety systems.

The bridge will be constructed after dismantling the damaged pre-stressed cantilever arms superstructure and subsequent re-decking by the steel truss.

In March 2015, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) submitted the final feasibility report for the project. The Japanese agency zeroed in on the usage of a steel framework for the bridge revamp under a seven-year plan. However, to expedite the work, MoRTH later hired a new consultant which proposed to rebuild the bridge with a US$258 million plan, including US$200 million for civil construction.

In April 2016, MoRTH launched a tender for the project. The scope of work includes the replacement of superstructure of the bridge on NH-19 from km 212.72 to km 218.295 through engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode with a submission deadline of July 15, 2016.

In June 2016, the central government approved the project and decided to provide the necessary funds.

In August 2016, tendering process for the appointment of EPC contractor was ongoing.

On September 14, 2016, The AFCON Infrastructure Limited and MS OJSC SI of Russia under a joint venture were awarded the contract. The project is scheduled to be completed in 42 months after commencement of construction.

On June 21, 2017, Demolition activities commenced on the project and are underway.


The project involves the construction of a 5.575km four-lane bridge across the Ganga River in Bihar, India.

The US$258 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of access roads

2. Construction of service roads

3. Construction of road separators

4. Construction of connecting roads

5. Installation of signaling and safety systems

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