PM Modi will visit Bihar on Saturday to address the centenary celebrations of Patna University and is expected to lay foundation stones for four projects under the Namami Gange Programme along with four national highway projects in Mokama. He will also address a public gathering.
The four sewerage projects are sewage treatment plant at Beur, sewerage system with sewer network at Beur, sewage treatment plant at Karmalichak and STP and sewer network at Saidpur. These projects together will form new STP capacity of 120 MLD and advance the present 20 MLD for Beur.
Reportedly, the total expenditure of these projects will be more than Rs 3,700 crore. PM Modi will also lay foundation for four-laning of Aunta-Simariya section of NH-31 and building of six-lane Ganga Setu. The other three projects include four-laning of Bakhtiyarpur-Mokama section of NH-31, two-lane construction of Maheshkhunt-Saharsa-Purnea section of NH-107 along with two-lane construction of Biharsharif-Barbigha-Mokama section of NH-82.
Tight security arrangements were made for the prime minister’s visit. “Four companies of the Bihar Military Police and a Quick Response Team comprising eight units of Special Task Force and two of Anti-Terrorist Squad have also been deployed,” additional director general of police (Headquarters) said.
“Special arrangements have been made for Mokama where one company of CRPF and two units of STF will be assisting the local police in maintaining security,” he added.
Talking to The Indian Express, senior JD(U) leader KC Tyagi said, “It is after 13 years that Bihar is being ruled by a front that is also in power at the Centre. Naturally, there are expectations of big announcements during the Prime Minister’s visit. We are hoping that the package promised to Bihar is quickly disbursed (the PM had announced a special package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore for Bihar ahead of the 2015 state polls). We also hope the demand for a special category status for Bihar is accepted as it would bring about development.”